About Allegra Hyde

Allegra Hyde is the author of ELEUTHERIA, which was named a "Best Book of 2022" by The New Yorker. She is also the author of the story collection, OF THIS NEW WORLD, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Her second story collection, THE LAST CATASTROPHE, will be published in March 2023 by Vintage.

A recipient of three 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

The Last Catastrophe

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Eleutheria

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Of This New World 

Select Writing

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"