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Amanda Filipacchi


Amanda Filipacchi

Amanda Filipacchi is the author of four novels: NUDE MEN (Viking/Penguin 1993), VAPOR (Carroll & Graf, 1999), LOVE CREEPS (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) and THE UNFORTUNATE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTY (W. W. Norton, Feb. 2015). Her fiction has been translated into 14 languages and been anthologized in THE BEST AMERICAN HUMOR 1994 (Simon & Schuster), VOICES OF THE X-ILED (Doubleday) and THE GOOD PARTS: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (Berkley Books).

Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Born in Paris, France, Amanda Filipacchi was educated in both France and the US, and has lived in New York since the age of 17. She earned a BA from Hamilton College and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.

She lives in Manhattan with Richard Hine, also a novelist.

Books by Amanda Filipacchi

by Amanda Filipacchi - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Part literary whodunit, part surrealist farce, THE UNFORTUNATE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTY is a smart, modern-day fairy tale that illuminates the labyrinthine relationship between beauty, desire and identity, asking at every turn: What does it truly mean to allow oneself to be seen?