amy shearn

Location Brooklyn, NY
Occupation writer/teacher

Books by amy shearn
  • by Davy Rothbart
    Fireside, 2009.

  • by Amy Shearn
    Crown, 2008.

  • by Amy Shearn
    Touchstone, 2013.
  • About Me

    I live in Brooklyn with my husband, daughter, son, and dog. I am the author of two novels, The Mermaid of Brooklyn, and How Far is the Ocean From Here. My writing has appeared in Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, Jane, West Branch, Salt Hill, Opium, Lyric, West Branch, 3rd Bed, Passages North, and the Found Magazine anthology Requiem for a Paper Bag, and on the websites The Nervous Breakdown, Five Chapters, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, The Furnace Review, Brink, Sub-Lit, Hobart, Nidus, Elimae, Bookslut, Jacket Copy, and elsewhere. I occasionally teach writing for places like Gotham Writers' Workshops, Sackett Street Writers, and NYU-SCPS, but mostly these days jobwise I write for, The Huffington Post, and

    Why do you write?

    I spend a lot of time in my imaginary world.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Virginia Woolf is, to me, the perfect writer.

    amy shearn's Wall

    Noria Jablonski – Mar 03, 2010

    Amy, hi! I'm taking a hiatus from novel-writing to work on a little handmade book--a series of very short pieces and woodcuts that I want to print on a letterpress. I'm feeling an intense nostalgia for the book-as-object.

    If you're interested, you can read an excerpt of the novel here:

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