I write Short Stories, Novels, Creative Nonfiction .
Originally from Minneapolis, I currently live in Minneapolis. I am also a parent.
I was raised on the icy tundras surrounding Minneapolis, Minnesota, where snow camping for “fun and survival” is de rigeur and hotdish was haute cuisine (thankfully, true haute cuisine has arrived in Minnesota). I spent my salad days in New York, where
I worked in publishing after getting my MFA, before returning to the tundra to raise my family. Here’s something slightly more official: Ashley Shelby is the author of the nonfiction book Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American
City (Minnesota Historical Society Press). Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Nation, Gastronomica, E: The Environmental Magazine, Post Road, Babble, and the Third Coast, as well as the anthology Falling Backwards(Hourglass). Other pubs and awards
Publications and Prizes
Anthologies: Falling Backwards (Hourglass Books) The I Hate Corporate America Reader (Thunder’s Mouth)
Publication History Books Red River Rising: Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press/Borealis Books (April 2004) Short Stories “Sundog,” in J Journal: New Writing on Social Justice, Spring
2011 “Winter-Over,” in Third Coast Literary Journal, 2010 Winner of Third Coast Fiction Award, awarded by Stuart Dybek • “Folly Beach, 1974” in The Alembic, Spring 2004 • “In a Cold Climate” in Falling Backwards (Hourglass Books), 2004 Winner of the William
Faulkner Short Fiction Award, 2002 • “A Small War” in Riva Gauche, Spring 2004 • “The Vegas Solution” in Strawberry Press Magazine, March 2004 • A Temporary Assignment” in Identity Theory, February 2003 • “Disappeared is a Promise” in Spire Magazine, Winter
2002 • “Anonymity” in Full Circle Journal, Fall 2002. “No Apparent Sadness” in collectedstories.com, September 2002 Nominated for e2ink-2: The Best of Online Journals, 2003 anthology • “Parchment” in Watchword Lit
William Faulkner Short Fiction Award Third Coast Fiction Award Minnesota State Arts Board Grant Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Artist Fellow
Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award