Amy McNamara

Amy McNamara has an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Lovely, Dark and Deep is her first novel and an ABC New Voices Pick. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

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Lovely, Dark and Deep


Amy McNamara shares Lovely, Dark and Deep

A resonant debut novel about retreating from the world after losing everything--and the connections that force you to rejoin it.

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Work hard and be kind to people.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Reading something new, in the evening, with my family home.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Walking around with my camera.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That fear will stop me from doing something.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet some of the last century's intellectual and artistic giants - Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Alexander Calder. I probably wouldn't say much more than, "May I watch you work?"

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