Amy Hempel





Amy Hempel

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born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
December 14, 1951

gender
female

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influences


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Amy Hempel is an American short story writer, journalist, and university professor at Brooklyn College. Hempel was a former student of Gordon Lish, who eventually helped her publish her first collection of short stories. Hempel has been published in Harper's, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Bomb. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as the Ambassador Book Award in 2007, the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2008, and the Pen/Malamud Award for short fiction in 2009.


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The Collected Stories
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 4,819 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Reasons to Live
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 2,109 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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Tumble Home: A Novella and ...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,034 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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The Dog of the Marriage: St...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 942 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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At the Gates of the Animal ...
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Unleashed: Poems by Writers...
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New Stories from the South ...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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In The Cemetery Where Al Jo...
4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1985
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Amy Hempel Reads ... Short ...
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1992
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Ragioni per vivere
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“I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself.”
Amy Hempel

“We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive.”
Amy Hempel, The Collected Stories

“I meet a person, and in my mind I'm saying three minutes; I give you three minutes to show me the spark.”
Amy Hempel, The Collected Stories

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