Ashley Wurzbacher Named "5 Under 35" Honoree

Ashley Wurzbacher Named

Contributor Ashley Wurzbacher has been named by the National Book Foundation as a 2019 “5 Under 35” honoree. The list recognizes “five fiction writers under the age of thirty-five whose debut work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.” 

Wurzbacher’s short story collection Happy Like This won the 2019 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and will be released on October 15 by University of Iowa Press. Her story “Make Yourself at Home,” which is included in the collection, was first published in our Spring 2016 issue.

Ashley Wurzbacher has work appearing or forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, the Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Iowa Review, the Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She earned her BA from Allegheny College, her MFA from Eastern Washington University, and her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Originally from Titusville, Pennsylvania, she currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama and teaches creative writing at the University of Montevallo.

About the Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall.


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