Amy Waldman is the author of The Submission, a novel (FSG), which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award for debut fiction and the Guardian First Book Award, as well as a New York Times Notable book and Esquire Magazine’s Book of the Year. Her fiction has appeared in the Boston Review, The Atlantic, and the Financial Times. She has received fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Omi International Arts Center. Previously she was a reporter for The New York Times and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and she has taught journalism at NYU and Princeton. At MacDowell, she revised her novel second novel, A Door in the Earth, which is about America’s involvement in Afghanistan and is scheduled to be published by Little, Brown in 2019.