A.M. Homes: Biography

A.M. Homes

18 dec 1961

A.M Homes is a notable author from America who has won the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction award for her novel, ‘May We Be Forgiven’. Homes has also won various awards including Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for Arts, NYFA and the Cullman Centre for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Deutscher Jugend literaturepreis.

Well-versed in both short-stories and novels, Homes has proven her talent in other domains as well. The articles and essays written by Homes were published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Artforum, Vanity Fair and McSweeney’s. She has also written for season two of the television drama series, ‘The L Word’ and has produced season three.

Homes’ books list includes, ‘This Book Will Save Your Life’, ‘Music for Torching’, ‘ The End of Alice’, ‘In a Country of Mothers’, ‘Jack’, ‘Things You should Know’, ‘The Safety of Objects’, a travel memoir ‘Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill’ and the artists book, ‘Appendix A: An Elaboration on the Novel the End of Alice’.

Being an adopted child, Homes met her biological parents for the first time when she was 31. The best-selling memoir, ‘The Mistress’s Daughter’ written by Homes narrates her own experience of being an adopted child and meeting her real parents after such a long time.

Homes is a professor of Creative Writing Program at Princeton and she also serves on the Presidents Council for Poets and Writers. Though born in Washington D.C, A.M. Homes currently lives in New York City with her daughter Juliet.