Lara Ehrlich.Photo copyright Janice Checchio. 2019. www.janicechecchio.com

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Lara Ehrlich is the author of the short story collection Animal Wife, forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Animal Wife won Red Hen’s Fiction Award, judged by Ann Hood.

Lara’s writing appears in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, The Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, and River Styx, among others. She has been nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize and has attended the Bread Loaf and Tin House Writers’ Workshops. She has received scholarship support from the Vermont Studio Center, the Glen East Workshop, and the Midwest Writers Workshop.

Lara lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a senior editor at Boston University.




  • Nominated for Pushcart Prize, as Individual Author (2020)
  • Parent-Writer Fellowship to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, Judged by Michael Kardos (2019)
  • Silver CASE District I Excellence Award for Excellence in Storytelling (2019)
  • Red Hen Press Fiction Award, Judged by Ann Hood (2018) – Publication of story collection by Red Hen Press
  • Gold CASE National Circle of Excellence Award for Periodical Staff Writing (2018)
  • Silver CASE National Circle of Excellence Award for Feature Writing (2018)
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency: Artist’s Grant and Work-Exchange Award (2016)
  • Glen East Workshop – Partial Scholarship (2011)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop Fellows Retreat – Fellowship (2010)
  • Dana Awards for the Novel – Semi-Finalist (2010)
  • SLS Summer Literary Seminars – Merit-Based Fellowship (2010)
  • Midwest Writers Workshop – Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship (2009)


  • 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (Parent-Writer Fellowship)
  • 2019 Tin House Winter Workshop with Elizabeth McCracken
  • 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Narrative Journalism Conference, Boston University
  • 2018 Tin House Craft Intensive with Marie-Helene Bertino
  • 2018 CASE Editors Forum, Seattle, WA, presented the talk: Enlivening Stories Through Narrative Form
  • 2015 Bread Loaf Writers Conference, workshop with Vikram Chandra
  • 2015 Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, workshop with Manuel Gonzales
  • 2013 Writing the Novella Workshop with Matthew Salesses, Grub Street, Boston, MA
  • 2011 The Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts (CEVA) Colloquium, Williamstown, MA, Lecturer, “Museum Blogs”
  • 2010 Midwest Writers Workshop Fellows Retreat, Angola, IN, Fellowship
  • 2010–2011 Novelists Roundtable, Williamstown, MA, Founder
  • 2010 Chicago-North Romance Writers of America Spring Fling Writers’ Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Careers in Writing, Editing and Publishing Panel Discussion, University of Chicago
  • 2009 Midwest Writers Workshop, Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship
  • 2008 National Museum Publishing Seminar, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 Graduate Writing Colloquium, University of Chicago
  • 1996 Bread Loaf Young Writers’ Conference



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