AmandaFilipacchiAuthorPhotoAuthor photo by Marion Ettlinger
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 fourteen 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 (pronounced Fili-pah-kee) was educated in both France and the US, and has lived in New York since the age of seventeen. 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.

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Photo by Grazia Ippolito

Photo by Adine Sagalyn

Age 11

Patients at the American Hospital of Paris: Amanda, age 6 (eye surgery) and her father Daniel (motorcycle accident)

Amanda with her mother Sondra Peterson

Thinking of the plot for Vapor, age 2

The author brainstorming with herself while writing Love Creeps in 2003 (and doing trick photography when not writing)