In Memoriam:

On March 14th 2003, a plane carrying Amanda Davis and her parents crashed into a mountain in North Carolina. There were no survivors.

Amanda's friends and family have set up a memorial scholarship, the Amanda Davis Fellow in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Contributions to it can be sent directly to Noreen Cargill, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753, Attn: Amanda Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donation form here.

The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award is a $5,000 grant awarded to a young woman writer 32 years or younger, in memory of Amanda. Contributions can be sent to Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, 826 Valencia Streeet, San Francisco, CA 94110. (Please make checks payable to McSweeney's). Donation form here.

 

 

Please take a look at the tribute site on McSweeney's

Read the New York Times article "She Made New York Hers"

Read "A Generation's Lost Voice" by Ayelet Waldman in The Forward

Read the San Francisco Chronicle appreciation here.

Read Amanda's story "Louisiana Loses its Cricket Hum" here

Read "Fat Ladies Floated in the Sky Like Balloons" here

Read Remarks by Cornelia Nixon at the San Francisco Public Library

Read "Books Left Unwritten" by Michael Chabon in The New York Times Magazine

Read "Remembering Amanda Davis" by Heidi Julavits in Poets & Writers

Read "The Amazing Rapunzle Finelli Hangs by Her Hair" by Anthony Schneider in McSweeney's

Read "Wonder When You'll Miss Me" by Elissa Schappell in Real Simple

Read "Missing Amanda Davis" by Dawn Dreyer in Independent Weekly