About the Author:

Amanda Davis was raised in Durham, North Carolina, and lived in New York City and Oakland, CA where She taught at the MFA program at Mills College. Davis is the author of Circling the Drain , a collection of short stories. She received fiction fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, and residency fellowships from The Blue Mountain Center, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Tyrone Guthrie Center, The MacDowell Colony, and the Corporation of Yaddo.

Her fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have been published in Esquire, Bookforum, Black Book, McSweeney’s, Poets and Writers, Story, Seventeen, and Best New American Voices 2001. WONDER WHEN YOU’LL MISS ME is her first novel. She was awarded The New York Public Library Young Lions Honorary Award.

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