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Amanda Coplin

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Amanda Coplin is an American novelist. She was born in Wenatchee, Washington, and graduated from the University of Oregon and University of Minnesota.

In 2013 Coplin won a Whiting Writer's Award and was named to the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35".[1][2]

The Orchardist[edit]

The Orchardist is a 2012 book and Coplin's debut novel and was released through HarperCollins on August 21, 2012.[3] The work deals with an orchardist that takes in two pregnant teenage sisters that are fleeing an abusive pimp that enslaved them in his brothel.

The Orchardist received praise from NPR, the Denver Post, and The Washington Post.[4][5][6] The work went on to win the 2013 American Book Award and Washington State Book Award for Fiction.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Amanda Coplin wins $50,000 writing award from Whiting Foundation". The Oregonian. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ "The National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35, 2013". National Book Foundation. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Amanda Coplin's novel path to success with 'The Orchardist'". 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  4. ^ Ciabattari, Jane. "A Lyrical Portrait Of Life And Death In The Orchard". NPR.org. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  5. ^ Smith, Wendy (2012-08-17). ""The Orchardist," by Amanda Coplin". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  6. ^ "Book review: "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin a lyrical debut". 31 August 2012. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  7. ^ Seattle Public Library, Washington Center for the Book announces 2013 Washington State Book Award winners, archived from the original on 5 March 2014, retrieved 4 March 2014
  8. ^ "The Before Columbus Foundation announces the Winners of the Thirty-Fourth Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS" (PDF). Before Columbus Foundation. Retrieved 19 September 2015.

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