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 memorial funds in her name.

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. The award is run by the good people at McSweeney's.
> Donation form

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.
> Donation form here.

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Contributions to it can be sent directly to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont.
> 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

Read "The 2006 Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award Announcement" by Anthony Schneider in McSweeney's