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 the Gettysburg Review, CRAFT, Cleaver Magazine, 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 recent support from the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and the Jentel Foundation. 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 Huanghe Shilin ultramarathon disaster.

Read an excerpt of Only In Pure Air in Cleaver Magazine

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