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The Submission, Amy Waldman’s first novel, was published in 2011. It won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an American Book Award and was named a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN First Fiction Award. It was a New York Times Notable Book for 2011, one of National Public Radio’s Ten Best Novels, Esquire‘s Book of the Year, Entertainment Weekly‘s #1 Novel for the Year, a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book, and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books and top ten debut fiction. It was a finalist for the Guardian (UK) First Book Award and was long listed for the Orange Prize. It has been or will be published in Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands.

Amy’s fiction also has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Review and the Financial Times, and was anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2010.

Amy was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years, including three as co-chief of the New Delhi bureau. She was also a national correspondent for the Atlantic.

She graduated from Yale University and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.






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  5. […] “The Submission” uses an architectural design competition as a the means by which to present different people’s ways of reacting and dealing with the aftermath of 9/11. The book starts with the meeting of a jury in Manhattan deliberating on the final two anonymous submissions for a memorial design, and the event of an American Muslim being the designer of the entry that they choose. From this, Amy Waldman explores an alternative memorial to the one constructed ten years after 9/11 through a cast of highly convincing characters that draw you right into the melee of the situation. […]

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  9. […] Lake Branch Library (7364 E Green Lake Dr N) is hosting a dramatic reading from Amy Waldman’s “The Submission,” adapted by Rachel Atkins, directed by Annie Lareau and performed by […]

  10. […] be discussing “The Submission” by Amy Waldman this month, beginning on August 25.  The official website for the book describes the lengthy list of accolades Amy Waldman received for this, her first novel.  Part of […]

  11. By Religion, Submission, and Authority on September 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    […] over the past week and the anniversary of 9/11, it seems serendipitous that I recently finished Amy Waldman‘s brilliant book, The Submission. I think it might just be one of the most important books of […]

  12. […] should write it as a flashback, he gave me a copy of “The Submission,” a first novel by Amy Waldman. It was quite a thrilling moment and a lovely way to end the semester. One last thing about […]

  13. […] A Visit from the Goon Squad;  Karen Russell, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia!; Amy Waldman, author of The Submission; and Jim Shepard, author of Project X. This summer, we will also be […]

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