New York, NY
Amy Hempel is one of the foremost American writers of short stories, and her works have been translated into twelve languages. She is known for a minimalist writing style through which she evokes psychological and emotional states with reductive language. She is the author of several collections, including To Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Unleashed, and Tumble Home. Scribner published The Collected Storiesin 2006. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, Grand Street, the Quarterly, and Mother Jones, among other leading magazines. Hempel has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hobson Medal, and the silver medal from the Commonwealth Club of California.