Amy Waldman

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Amy Waldman
Amy Waldman - The Submission.jpg
Born21 May 1969
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationJournalist, Writer
Notable work
The Submission
Websiteamywaldman.net

Amy Waldman (born May 21, 1969) is an American author and journalist. She was a reporter with the New York Times for a total of eight years. For three years she was co-chief of the South Asia bureau. Before that she covered Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the aftermath of 9/11.[1]

Her first novel, The Submission, was published in 2011. According to a review of the book in The Guardian, the novel tackles the fallout from 9/11 attacks.[2] The novel was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2011. It lost out narrowly to Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies.[3]

Waldman was also a national correspondent with The Atlantic,[1] has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and won a Berlin Prize in 2010 from the American Academy in Berlin.[4]

The Submission[edit]

Amy Waldman's first novel, The Submission, was published in 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and received mostly positive reviews. The plot revolves around events after the 9/11 attacks when a Muslim architect wins a blind contest to design a Ground Zero Memorial.[5]

Some of the awards and honors received include:[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (www.era404.com), era404 Creative Group, Inc. "The Submission, by Amy Waldman". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ Skidelsky, William (11 September 2011). "The Submission by Amy Waldman – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  3. ^ Flood, Alison (1 December 2011). "Biography of cancer wins Guardian First Book award". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Berlin Prize Fellow, Class of Spring 2010". American Academy in Berlin. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  5. ^ (www.era404.com), era404 Creative Group, Inc. "The Submission, by Amy Waldman". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ results, search (16 August 2011). "The Submission: A Novel". Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Retrieved 6 August 2018 – via Amazon.