Gary Amdahl
Affiliated Writer
Redlands, CA

I was a Jerome Fellow twice in the early 80s and had several plays produced in the Twin Cities, at Illusion, Brass Tacks, Cricket, Red Eye, Actors' Theater of Saint Paul, and Midwest Playlabs. My play about the fantasy life of Christopher Marlowe, Far from Heaven, Safe from Hell, was a finalist at the 2018 O'Neill Center's New Play Conference.

My fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in AgniA Public SpaceGettysburg Review (where I won a Pushcart Prize for an essay about PTSD and the murder of my uncle), Massachusetts ReviewThe QuarterlyFictionSanta Monica ReviewBookslut, and Spolia, and elsewhere.

I have revieweed and/or been reviewed and interviewed in NYTBRLATBRLos Angeles Review of BooksWashington PostBoston GlobeThe NationBookforumZyzzyvaThe MillionsNecessary FictionRain Taxi, and many other venues. During its heyday, I was Fiction Editor at Hungry Mind Review.

I worked with John Leonard at The Nation, ghost-wrote reviews for Pat Towers at Elle, and have published work with Gordon Lish, Mark Mirsky, Sven Birkerts, Jack Shoemaker, Brigid Hughes, and Jessa Crispin, to name a few prominent editors.

My books: Visigoth (winner of Milkweed's National Fiction Prize), I Am DeathAcross My Big Brass Bed, The Intimidator Still Lives in our HeartsThe Daredevils (a nominee for best novel in The Morning News's Tournament of Books in 2017), and an e-book essay, Much Ado About Everything: Oration on the Dignity of the Novelist.