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 memorial funds in her name.
Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award is a $5,000 grant
awarded to a young woman writer 32 years or younger, in memory of
Amanda. The award is run by the good people at McSweeney's.
We are making donations to The MacDowell Colony, one of Amanda's favorite places on earth, to create a memorial in her name in the new library.
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Contributions to it can be sent directly to the Bread
Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont.
take a look at the tribute site on
York Times article "She Made New York Hers"
"A Generation's Lost Voice" by
Waldman in The Forward
Francisco Chronicle appreciation here.
Amanda's story "Louisiana
Loses its Cricket Hum" here
Ladies Floated in the Sky Like Balloons" here
Remarks by Cornelia
Nixon at the San Francisco Public Library
"Books Left Unwritten" by Michael
Chabon in The New York Times Magazine
"Remembering Amanda Davis" by Heidi
Julavits in Poets & Writers
"The Amazing Rapunzle Finelli Hangs by Her Hair" by Anthony
Schneider in McSweeney's
"Wonder When You'll Miss Me" by Elissa
Schappell in Real Simple
"Missing Amanda Davis" by Dawn Dreyer in Independent Weekly
Read "The 2006 Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award Announcement" by Anthony Schneider in McSweeney's