Amy writes about arts, culture, and the environment. She is the Deputy Publisher of Guernica magazine and the Editorial Director of the Chicago Review of Books, where she writes a monthly column called “Burning Worlds.” It explores how contemporary fiction addresses issues of climate change. Her writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Dallas Morning News, Pacific Standard, the New Republic, Literary Hub, and other places.
She frequently gives lectures at conferences and college campuses around the country about how art and literature can effect social change. Sometimes she appears on podcasts. (If you listen closely, you can hear her cats meowing in her lap.)
She received her PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has won awards from the National Science Foundation, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, the Center for Research Libraries, and various academic organizations. She is also the recipient of a CLIR/Mellon Library of Congress Research Fellowship. She hails from Topeka, Kansas, and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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