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Amity Gaige

Amity Gaige is the author of three novels, O My Darling (2005), The Folded World (2007), and Schroder, which is forthcoming from Twelve Books/Hachette in February 2013. In 2013, Schroder will also be published internationally in fourteen languages.

Amity was the recipient of the Foreword Book of the Year Award for 2007, and in 2006, she was recognized as one of the 5 Under 35 outstanding emerging writers by the National Book Foundation. Amity is the winner of a Fulbright Fellowship, fellowships at the MacDowell and Yaddo colonies, and a Baltic Writing Residency. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, O Magazine, the Literary Review, The Yale Review, One Story, and elsewhere. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is the current Visiting Writer at Amherst College.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   We Are a Thunderstorm (poems) (1990)
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book nominee (2014) : Schroder

Amity Gaige recommends
Missing, Presumed (2016)
(DS Manon Bradshaw, book 1)
Susie Steiner
"Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is appealing, multifaceted, and unforgettable. She charges through Missing, Presumed with twin goals—to find the body, and to find durable love. The resolution of this gripping novel astonishes, and leaves a long afterglow."
The Afterlives (2018)
Thomas Pierce
"Inventive, romantic, and unsettling, The Afterlives is a story of two people who take extraordinary measures to answer the Big Questions: What is the soul? Do we ever really die? Flabbergastingly original and sublimely satisfying."
The Mysteries (2021)
Marisa Silver
"The Mysteries is a profound work of American portraiture. Each of the six interconnected characters in The Mysteries is rendered with masterful specificity, most especially the two vivid little girls around which the worn-out adult world turns. Marisa Silver sees with clear eyes and writes with dignity. Her compassion for ordinary hurt brings to mind the work of William Trevor and Yiyun Li. The Mysteries moved me almost to discomfort, but then released me into a broader understanding of intimacy, childhood, grief, and the very passage of time. Like the best of fiction, this novel broke my heart, then put it back together."
The Comfort of Monsters (2021)
Willa C Richards
"In her fiery debut novel, Willa Richards folds the electrifying zing of crime fiction into an exceptional study of character. This book begs us to consider why we blame and otherize victims of violent crimes – especially when they come from society’s margins. Potent, gritty, and deeply comprehending, The Comfort of Monsters is written with a clear eye and an aching heart."

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