Amy Hempel (1993)

Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is the author of two collections of short stories, Reasons to Live (Knopf, 1985) and At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom (Knopf, 1990). Individual stories have been published in such magazines as Mother Jones, Grand Street, the Missouri Review, and Vanity Fair, where she later became a contributing editor. Her stories have been translated into twelve languages and anthologized in this country and abroad and have been included in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, and The Best of the Missouri Review: Fiction, among others. Her nonfiction regularly appears in Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Interview, and elsewhere. [1993]