Allegra Hyde


  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Areas of Study


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


Allegra Hyde is the author of the novel Eleutheria (Vintage) and the forthcoming story collection, The Last Catastrophe (Vintage). Her debut collection, Of This New World (University of Iowa Press) won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award through the Iowa Short Fiction Award Series. Her stories and essays have been published in Tin HouseAmerican Short FictionKenyon 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 Sewanee 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.

Fall 2021

Introduction to Fiction Writing — CRWR 120
Story & Screen — CRWR 235
Practicum — CRWR 485

Spring 2022

Between Lyric and Narrative: Transitional Prose Forms — CRWR 317
Creative Writing Capstone Seminar — CRWR 490


Allegra Hyde Discusses Forthcoming Novel with Gwen Filosa

January 12, 2022

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde appeared on "It’s Too Early with Gwen Filosa," a podcast recorded live weekdays in Key West, to talk about her forthcoming novel, ELEUTHERIA (Vintage).

ELEUTHERIA has been named a most anticipated title of 2022 by LGBT Reads, Autostraddle, and other venues.


Allegra Hyde publishes short story

August 17, 2021

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde published a short story, Mercy, in the Spring/Summer issue of Crazyhorse

Allegra Hyde interviews author Matt Bell for BOMB Magazine

July 22, 2021

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde interviewed author Matt Bell about his new novel, Appleseed, for BOMB Magazine.

Allegra Hyde receives fellowship at Sewanee Writers' Conference

June 21, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde will be a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in fiction at the Sewanee Writers' Conference this summer.

Allegra Hyde gives virtual lecture for Kenyon Review reading series

April 23, 2021

Allegra Hyde, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, presented on the Kenyon Review's panel "Art and The Moment," addressing the right to vote, creative writing, and sustainable futures. 

Allegra Hyde presents and gives reading of debut short story collection

March 30, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde presented at the 2021 AWP Conference and the 14th Annual Clemson Literary Festival in March, reading from her debut short story collection, OF THIS NEW WORLD.

Allegra Hyde publishes essay in The Kenyon Review

March 11, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde published an essay, "The Contagious Collective Epiphany'": On Climate Change, Social Change, and the Right to Vote, in The Kenyon Review.

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.