portrait of Allegra Hyde
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing


MFA, Arizona State University, 2015
BA, Williams College, 2010


Allegra Hyde is the author of Of This New World, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award through the Iowa Short Fiction Award Series. Her stories and essays have been published in Tin House, American Short Fiction, Kenyon ReviewNew England Review, the Threepenny Review, the Missouri Review, and the Gettysburg Review, among other publications. Her writing has been anthologized in Best American Travel WritingBest Women’s Travel Writing, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions.

She has been awarded three Pushcart Prizes.

Hyde’s honors also include grants and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Lucas Artist Residency Program, the Jentel Foundation, Writing Workshops in Greece, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and the Island School.

Before coming to Oberlin, Hyde taught at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, the University of Houston, the National University of Singapore, and Arizona State University. She also served two seasons with the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program.


  • Allegra Hyde receives book deal

    October 15, 2020

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde sold her debut novel, Eleutheria, and her second story collection, The Last Catastrophe, to Vintage. Eleutheria is a surreal parable about activism and systemic corruption that charts an idealistic woman’s quest for agency among a cult of eco-revolutionaries in the Bahamas intent on saving a world ravaged by climate change. The Last Catastrophe is a collection of speculative short stories on what it means to live in modern America.

  • Allegra Hyde Publishes Short Story

    May 19, 2020

    Allegra Hyde, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, recently published her short story "Afterglow" in Guernica.