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Amy Hempel


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Amy Hempel is an American short story writer, journalist, and university professor at Brooklyn College. Hempel was a former student of Gordon Lish, who eventually helped her publish her first collection of short stories. Hempel has been published in Harper's, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Bomb. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as the Ambassador Book Award in 2007, the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2008, and the Pen/Malamud Award for short fiction in 2009.
 
 
Anthologies edited
   Unleashed (1995) (with Jim Shepard)
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Non fiction
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Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel


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