Faculty & Staff

Ashley Wurzbacher

Dr. Ashley Wurzbacher is the author of the novel How to Care for a Human Girl (Atria, 2023) and the short story collection Happy Like This (Iowa, 2019), which won the 2019 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and was named a National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35′ honoree and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston and her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Her short stories have appeared in The Sewanee Review, The Kenyon Review Online, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, and other magazines. She specializes in creative writing (fiction), contemporary American fiction, and feminist literature.

Website: https://ashleywurzbacher.com/