Amanda Oliver

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Amanda Oliver is a writer and editor. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, Vox, The Rumpus, Pank Magazine, Medium and more. She has been interviewed about libraries and being a librarian for NPR, CBC Radio, The Associated Press, The American Scholar, and American Libraries Magazine. She is the recipient of several awards and writing residencies including the 2020 McQuern Award in Non-Fiction Writing, a 2019 Yefe Nof Redesign Residency, and a 2019 Mill House Residency, awarded by author Pam Houston. She holds B.A. and M.L.S. degrees from SUNY Buffalo and a M.F.A. in nonfiction from University of California at Riverside. A Buffalo, New York native, she currently calls the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree home.