Before writing The Submission, Amy Waldman was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years. She spent three years as co-chief of the South Asia bureau after covering Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the aftermath of 9/11. She was also a national correspondent for The Atlantic.
Waldman graduated from Yale University and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, the Financial Times, and was anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2010.
The Submission won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an American Book Award. It was named a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN First Fiction Award; one of National Public Radio’s Ten Best Novels; Esquire’s Book of the Year; a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book; Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Novel for the Year; and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books and top ten debut fiction. Waldman lives with her family in Brooklyn.