About

AJ Strosahl is a writer and small business owner who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Her work has been published or is forthcoming from Ruminate, CRAFT, Cleaver Magazine, Blue Earth Review, Coal Hill Review, and other outlets. Her short story, ‘Dayton’, was longlisted for the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction in 2020 and her essay, ‘Dogs I’ve Read’, was recently a finalist for the 2021 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize.

Her writing has received support from the Vashon Island Artist Residency and the Bryn Du Art Center with funding from the Ohio Arts Council. AJ holds an MFA from St. Mary’s College of California and is working on a collection of short stories and a novel, Only In Pure Air, loosely inspired by the Huangshe Shilin ultramarathon disaster.

Read an excerpt of Only In Pure Air in Cleaver Magazine

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