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Amity Gaige

Award-winning author

Amity Gaige

Amity visited with students at Amherst College in 2010

Amity Gaige graduated from Brown University in 1995, and in 1997, received the Truman Capote Fellowship to the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. There she began her first novel, O My Darling, which was published in 2005 and earned her the honor of one of the "5 Under 35" outstanding emerging novelists by the National Book Foundation. Her second novel, The Folded World, published in 2007, was named ForeWord Book of the Year, best book of fiction in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and one of the best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune.

Amity is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a McDowell Colony Fellowship, and a Baltic Writing Residency Fellowship, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Mt. Holyoke College.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Amity spent her childhood years in Missouri and New Jersey before her family settled in Reading, Pennsylvania. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her family.

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