|Born||21 May 1969
Los Angeles, U.S.
|Notable work||The Submission|
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.
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. 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.
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.
Some of the awards and honors received include:
- Entertainment Weekly’s Favorite Novel of 2011
- Esquire’s 2011 Book of the Year
- A New York Times Notable Book for 2011
- A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011
- One of NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011
- Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2011
- Freedom by Amy Waldman
- Article on Islam by Amy Waldman in The Atlantic
- Articles by Amy Waldman in the New York Times
- Skidelsky, William (11 September 2011). "The Submission by Amy Waldman – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- Flood, Alison (1 December 2011). "Biography of cancer wins Guardian First Book award". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- "Berlin Prize Fellow, Class of Spring 2010". American Academy in Berlin. Retrieved March 14, 2012.