Shena McAuliffe

Shena McAuliffe’s novel, The Good Echo (2018)won the Black Lawrence Press Big Moose Prize and the 2019 Balcones Fiction Prize. Her essay collection, Glass, Light, Electricity, was chosen by essayist Elena Passarello as the winner of the Permafrost Prize in Nonfiction and was published by University of Alaska Press in February 2020. Essays included in her collection have won a 2020 Pushcart Prize and have been listed as notable in Best American Essays of 2020, and her short stories have been published in Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Union College, and is on the faculty of the Cornell College Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, and an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. As a writer, teacher, and reader she is particularly excited about innovative and hybrid narrative forms.