Ms. Allison Amend

New York, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Allison Amend holds degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Stanford University. Her books include the IPPY award-winning short story collection, THINGS THAT PASS FOR LOVE, STATIONS WEST—a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize— and A NEARLY PERFECT COPY. Her new novel, ENCHANTED ISLANDS, about spies in pre-WWII Galapagos, will be published in May, 2016. Allison teaches at Lehman College and the Red Earth Low-Residency MFA.



Twitter Username: @allisonamend


  • A Nearly Perfect Copy , Nan A. Talese (April 2, 2012)
  • Stations West , Louisiana State University Press (March 1, 2010)
  • Things That Pass for Love , OV Books/Dzanc Books (September 1, 2008)


  • Sami Rohr Prize Finalist(2011)
  • Oklahoma Book Award Finalist(2011)


  • Assistant Professor at Lehman College
  • Faculty Member at Red Earth MFA


  • Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Stanford University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Iowa Writers' Workshop (May 1996)

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