About Ashley

Ashley Shelby is prize-winning writer, whose fiction and essays have appeared in SlateThe Seattle Review, The Portland Review, Los Angeles ReviewJ Journal: New Writings on Social Justice, The Drouth (U.K.), Sonora Review, Post Road, Southeast Review, Third Coast, and other literary outlets. She's received the Red Hen Press Short Fiction Award, the Enizagam Short Story Award, the Third Coast Fiction Prize, and was recently named a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her debut novel, South Pole Station, will be published by Picador in July 2017, and has received advance praise from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Time, Kirkus Reviews, and Bookpage. It has also been named an Indie Next Pick for July. 

As a journalist, Ashley's original reporting on the Exxon Valdez litigation was published in The Nation, E: The Environmental Magazine, and alternet. She is also the author of Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City, a work of narrative nonfiction praised by Salon, the Associated PressPhiladelphia InquirerLibrary Journal, and other media outlets. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two children.

For publicity or appearance enquiries, contact Declan Taintor at Picador USA.

For rights queries, including translation, contact Lisa Bankoff, ICM or Helen Manders, Curtis Brown UK.

You can e-mail Ashley directly here