Amy Stolls


Amy Stolls’s Young Adult novel, Palms to the Ground, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 2005 to critical acclaim and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Stolls received an MFA in Creative Writing from American University and a sprinkling of gray hair from her years as an environmental journalist covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Currently, she is the Literature Program Officer for the National Endowment for the Arts, where she has worked since 1988 as she advises and collaborates with thousands of poets, prose writers, translators, journal editors, booksellers, publishers, educators, and literary presenters around the country to keep literature a vital part of American society. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and a baby boy.

Amy Stolls
Photograph courtesy of James Calder

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