Amy Waldman’s first novel, The Submission, won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an American Book Award and was named a Finalist for the PEN/ Hemingway Award. It was Entertainment Weekly‘s #1 Novel for the Year, Esquire’s Book of the Year, one of NPR’s Top Ten Novels of the Year, and a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. In the UK, it was a finalist for The Guardian First Book Award and was long-listed for the Orange Prize. Waldman has been the South Asia Bureau Chief for The New York Times and 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.