Amber Dermont, Prose Writer
Amber Dermont is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Starboard Sea and the short story collection Damage Control, both published by St. Martin’s Press. The Starboard Sea was selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Editor’s Choice and as one of the top 100 Notable Books of 2012. The Starboard Sea was also a Los Angeles Times Bestseller, an NPR Bestseller, an NPR Favorite Summer Read, an Indie Next List Featured Selection and an O Magazine, Oprah Summer Reading List Editor’s Pick. Damage Control was nominated for The Story Prize, was selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Editor’s Choice and was chosen by Elle Magazine as one of the twenty best books of 2013.
A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Emerson College, and Vassar College, Amber received her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston where she served as the fiction editor of Gulf Coast. Amber is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is also a recipient of the Independent Film Project’s RBC’s Emerging Story Tellers Prize.
Amber Dermont is an Associate Professor of English at Rice University in Houston, Texas.