Amy Hempel

Johanna Lawshea

Amy Hempel is an award-winning short story writer, journalist, and is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Florida. 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. Her story collections include At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom; Tumble Home; and The Dog of the Marriage. Her novel, co-written with Jill Ciment (writing as A.J. Rich), is The Hand That Feeds You (Scribner), a smart, thrilling, sexy, and emotionally riveting novel of psychological suspense about an accomplished woman involved with a man who proves to be an imposter.