A. M. Homes

Fiction Writer

New York, NY 10014

Author's Bio

A. M. Homes’s most recent book is Days of Awe, a collection of short stories published by Viking. Her novel May We Be Forgiven won the 2013 Orange/Women’s Prize for Fiction. Homes has been the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was born in Washington D.C., lives in New York City, and teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton. She serves on the boards of Yaddo and Poets & Writers. (Photo credit: Marion Ettlinger.)

Literary agent: 
Sarah Chalfant of Wylie

Publications & Prizes

Days of Awe (Viking, 2018)
May We Be Forgiven (Viking, 2012)
The Mistress's Daughter (Viking/Penguin, 2007)
This Book Will Save Your Life (Viking/Penguin, 2006)
Appendix A: An Elaboration on The End of Alice (A Cappella Press, 2002)
Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle On The Hill (National Geographic, 2002)
Things You Should Know (Harper Collins, 2002)
Music for Torching (Harper Collins, 1999)
The End of Alice (Scribner, 1996)
In a Country of Mothers (Knopf, 1993)
Jack (Vintage, 1990)
The Safety of Objects (W. W. Norton & Company, 1990)
New Yorker
Prizes won: 
  • Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) for May We Be Forgiven
  • Fellowships from John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library
  • Benjamin Franklin Award
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

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Last update: May 02, 2019