|Occupation||Writer, Associate Professor of English|
|Alma mater||University of Houston|
Amber Dermont is an American author. She has a bachelor's degree from Vassar College, an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston, and she is a faculty member at Rice University.
The Starboard Sea is a novel about a boy who transfers to a new prep school after a tragedy involving his sailing partner. The book was a New York Times best seller and was named one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2012. It was also a finalist for the 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction.
- Rice Department of English, accessed September 9, 2014.
- "In Knots", Eleanor Henderson, The New York Times, March 1, 2012.
- "I've Been Meaning to Tell You", Caitlin Macy, The New York Times, March 22, 2013.
- "A Young Man of Privilege in Deep Water", Janet Maslin, The New York Times.
- Hardcover Fiction, The New York Times, March 19, 2012.
- Hardcover Fiction, The New York Times, March 25, 2012.
- "100 Notable Books of 2012", The New York Times, November 27, 2012.
- 2014 Finalists, The Townsend Prize for Fiction, accessed September 9, 2014.
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