Amy is the Executive Director of Orion magazine and the author of Ice: An American Obsession, a cultural history of ice forthcoming from Putnam in 2023. Her writing about culture, environmentalism, and climate change has appeared in O, the Oprah magazine, Slate, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Village Voice, the Dallas Morning News, Pacific Standard, McSweeney’s, Literary Hub, and other places. She is also the co-editor of the anthology, The World As We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate (Catapult, 2022).
Amy has appeared on PBS, NPR, and the BBC and frequently gives lectures at conferences and college campuses around the country about culture, climate change, and the art of storytelling.
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 a recipient of a CLIR/Mellon Library of Congress Research Fellowship. She hails from Topeka, Kansas, and lives in the New York City area.
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