Biography

Amy Brill

Amy Brill is a writer and producer. Her articles, essays and short stories have appeared in numerous publications including Salon, Guernica, and Time Out New York, and have been anthologized in Before and After: Stories from New York and Lost and Found. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been awarded fellowships in fiction by the Edward Albee Foundation, Jentel, the Millay Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation. In 2005, she was the Robert and Charlotte Baron Visiting Artist Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA.

As a broadcast journalist, she received a George Foster Peabody Award for writing MTV’s The Social History of HIV, and she researched, wrote, or produced over a dozen other projects for the network’s pro-social initiatives. She has also produced online projects fostering public dialogue on arts, culture, and society for PBS, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and other organizations. A native New Yorker, Amy lives in Brooklyn with her husband. They have two small daughters, neither of whom can yet tie her own shoes.

Amy Brill

Books by Amy Brill

by Amy Brill - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Hannah, a conservative young Quaker living on Nantucket, leads a quiet and orderly life with her father and twin brother, repairing the chronometers that whaling vessels use to keep time at sea. Edward, a bit of a rebel, joins a whaling expedition, leaving behind only a note. Nathaniel feels betrayed by his son and loses interest in the night sky. A dark-skinned whaler seeking to advance his occupation by learning astronomy turns Hannah's orderly world upside down.