Jacob Aiello’s ancestry can be traced back to rabbis and horse thieves. In 2018 he received the Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship in Literary Nonfiction from Literary Arts. His essay “Vacuuming At Night” received Honorable Mention in Carve Magazine’s 2019 Prose & Poetry Contest. Some of his other stories and essays have been published in or are forthcoming from The Rupture (formerly The Collagist), The Sun, Ninth Letter, december, Big Lucks, Menacing Hedge, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Storychord, among others.
He lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with his wife, dog and three cats.