Sheehan, Aurelie 1963–

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Sheehan, Aurelie 1963–

PERSONAL: Born June 16, 1963, in Verdun, France; U.S. citizen; daughter of Laurence Sheehan (a writer) and Valerie Harms (a writer). Education: Hampshire College, B.A., 1984; City College of the City University of New York, M.A., 1990. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210067, Tucson, AZ 85721. Agent—Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group, 41 Madison Ave., 36th Fl., New York, NY 10010. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA, administrative assistant at Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, 1984–86; Child (magazine), New York, NY, assistant editor, 1987–90; City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, administrative assistant, 1987–92, adjunct instructor in humanities, 1989–92; Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY, program coordinator of Artists' Residency Program, 1993–96; Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, lecturer in arts and sciences, 1997–98; University of Arizona, Tucson, assistant professor, 2000–05, associate professor of English and director of creative writing program, 2005–. Sheridan College, instructor, 1995; Folger Shakespeare Library, ex officio member of poetry board, 1997–2000, coordinator of poetry and lectures, 1997–2000; gives readings from her works; judge of writing contests.

MEMBER: Authors Guild, Associated Writing Programs.

AWARDS, HONORS: Resident, Ucross Foundation, 1992; Jack Kerouac Literary Award, Jack Kerouac Historical Society, 1993; Camargo Foundation fellow in Cassis, France, 1993; resident, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, 1996, and Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India, 1997; Pushcart Prize in creative nonfiction, 1999; grant from Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2005.

WRITINGS:

Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (short stories), Dalkey Archive Press (Normal, IL), 1994.

The Anxiety of Everyday Objects (novel), Penguin Books (New York, NY), 2004.

History Lesson for Girls (novel), Viking (New York, NY), 2006.

Work represented in anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize XXIII: Best of the Small Presses, edited by Bill Henderson, Pushcart Press (Wainscott, NY), 1999; and Weavings: The Maryland Millennial Anthology, edited by Michael S. Glaser, Forest Woods Media Productions, 2000. Contributor of short stories, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews to periodicals, including Critical Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Voice, Florida Review, New England Review, Confrontation, Gargoyle, Epoch, Shenandoah, New Orleans Review, and Fiction International.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Aurelie Sheehan Home Page, http://www.aureliesheehan.com (November 14, 2005).