Amy Waldman

Author of "The Submission"

Amy Waldman appears in the following:

Bound Together: Breaking Those Toxic Family Ties

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I found The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker, sitting on a coffee table at a writers' colony in 2009. It carried praise from J.M. Coetzee for its "restrained tenderness and laconic humor," which seemed ample justification for using it to avoid my own writing.

I finished it, weeping, a day later, ...


Summer Book Club: 'The Submission'

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Listen 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 m...

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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.