17 aug 1982
Amelia Gray is an American novelist and short story writer from Tucson, Arizona. Quoted to be one of the Top 5 Emerging writers under the age category of 40, her writing was indeed remarkable. Amelia has been honoured with various awards for her works.
Amelia’s first work was a collection of short stories named AM/PM published in 2009. ‘Museum of the Weird’ was her second short-story collection. Amelia had great interest in reading short stories from a very young age. She liked the works of Vanessa Place, Christian TeBordo and Cormac McCarthy and used to read their works a lot.
Other than short-stories, many of Amelia’s fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House and VICE. Amelia made her first debut in writing novels through ‘Threats’ which was published in 2012. One of her other work, ‘Gutshot’ also added to her increasing popularity.
Amelia received much appreciation for her works. NPR has rightly stated that, ‘Amelia Gray’s psychological thriller takes us to the brink between reality and delusion. She has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a NYPL Young Lion finalist and has also won the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction contest. Currently a resident of Los Angeles, Amelia loves to write in the morning before breakfast and edits them while having coffee.