The Submission, Amy Waldman’s first novel, was published in 2011. It won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an American Book Award and was named a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN First Fiction Award. It was a New York Times Notable Book for 2011, one of National Public Radio’s Ten Best Novels, Esquire‘s Book of the Year, Entertainment Weekly‘s #1 Novel for the Year, a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book, and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books and top ten debut fiction. It was a finalist for the Guardian (UK) First Book Award, and was long listed for the Orange Prize. It has been or will be published in Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands.
Amy’s fiction also has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Review and the Financial Times, and was anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2010.
Amy was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years, including three as co-chief of the New Delhi bureau. She was also a national correspondent for the Atlantic.
She graduated from Yale University and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.