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Amy Hempel (2010)

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09/24/2010

Amy Hempel is the author of four collections of short stories which were published as The Collected Stories in 2006. This book was named one of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the Ambassador Book Award for Best Fiction of the year. She has also won, in the last two years, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the PEN/Malamud Award, and a United States Artists Fellowship, as well as an earlier Guggenheim Fellowship. Her stories have been published in Harper's, The Quarterly, The Yale Review, GQ, Playboy, and many other places, and have been anthologized in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, THE PUSHCART PRIZE, and THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT FICTION. She guest-edited the 2010 edition of BEST STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. Amy Hempel teaches at Harvard and at Bennington, and lives in New York City.

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