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Amy Waldman

Author of "The Submission"

Amy Waldman appears in the following:

Bound Together: Breaking Those Toxic Family Ties

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In the bucolic setting of The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker, the joys and pitfalls of sibling rivalry are given new life. Author Amy Waldman says the book's sparse prose and stark setting provide the backdrop for a moving story of familial resentment.

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Summer Book Club: 'The Submission'

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

As the tenth anniversary of September 11 approaches, our host John Hockenberry decided to focus his summer reading on novels about 9/11. This week's pick touches upon how we memorialize a tragedy, which can be extremely political.

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Amy Waldman on The Submission

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amy Waldman discusses her new novel, The Submission . It tells the story of a jury in Manhattan called to select a memorial design for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. When the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name, they discover he is an American Muslim. Their choice casts them into roiling debate about grief, art, Islam, and how to remember, and understand, a national tragedy.

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