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About Allegra Hyde

Allegra Hyde is the author of the story collection THE LAST CATASTROPHE, which was named an Editors’ Choice by The New York Times. Her debut novel ELEUTHERIA was named a "Best Book of 2022" by The New Yorker and shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. Her first story collection, OF THIS NEW WORLD, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. 

A recipient of four Pushcart Prizes, Hyde's writing has also been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Her stories, essays, and humor pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, American Short Fiction, BOMB, and many other venues.


Hyde has received fellowships and grants from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artist Residency Program, the Jentel Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and elsewhere.

She currently teaches at Oberlin College.

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[Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones]

Books Anchor


The Last Catastrophe

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Of This New World 

Select Writing

The Sun - "Frights"

The Rumpus - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

BOMB - "The Future is a Click Away"

The New Yorker"Aphorisms for the Anthropocene"

CODE LIT "Eat Me" (Interactive text; best viewed on a desktop)

Electric Literature's Recommended Reading - Excerpt of ELEUTHERIA (Recommended by Lydia Conklin)

LitHub"What Makes a Great Opening Line? Allegra Hyde Considers Love at First Sentence"

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