Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Amanda Petrusich

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Amanda Petrusich is the author of three books about music. Her most recent, Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner), was named one of the best books of the year by Slate, NPR, and BuzzFeed. In 2014, the Baltimore City Paper called her "an astounding new writer not of musical criticism but of longform narrative prose." Her reporting and criticism appears regularly in The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, Spin, and the Oxford American, where she's also a contributing editor. She was named a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in nonfiction literature and is an assistant professor of writing at New York University.



Amanda Petrusich worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast façade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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