Aubrey Hirsch

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Aubrey writes a monthly blog post for Brain, Child magazine. View her columns here.


In October, Aubrey will be speaking on a panel at the Conversations and Connections Conference, at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Why We Never Talk About Sugar will also be the featured fiction collection at the conference.


On August 16th, Aubrey will be reading as part of the Versify Sessions at East End Book Exchange. More info here.


In this mesmerizing debut collection, Aubrey Hirsch will lead you into the darkest recesses of human life, where hope and longing and love and loss look all too much like one another. Taut and tension filled, the stories collected here use a range of styles and voices to transport you into the heart of the human heart.  But be careful.  Hirsch’s compassion arrives on a knife blade.  And you just may find your own heart cut open.

Why We Never Talk About Sugar is available now.

About the author: a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio, Aubrey Hirsch has published in American Short Fiction, Third Coast, Ho­bart, The Rumpus and elsewhere. Her new story collection, Why We Never Talk About Sugar, is just out from Braddock Avenue Books.  She currently teaches fiction writing in Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband, writ­er Devan Goldstein, and their son. You can learn more about her at