Discipline: Literature – fiction

Allegra Hyde

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Oberlin, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Allegra Hyde is the author of the speculative story collection The Last Catastrophe, which was selected as an Editors’ Choice by The New York Times. Her debut novel Eleutheria was named a Best Book of 2022 by The New Yorker, a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award, and shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. Her first story collection, Of This New World, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award.

Hyde has received four Pushcart Prizes. Her work has also been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Her fiction, nonfiction, and humor writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, American Short Fiction, BOMB, and many other venues.

Hyde has received fellowships and grants from MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artist Residency Program, the Jentel Foundation, The Studios at Key West, VCCA, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and elsewhere.

At MacDowell, she drafted new sections of her novel Way Down Deep, a multi-genre reimagining of Thornton Wilder's Our Town partly set in her hometown of Peterborough, NH.



Allegra Hyde worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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