Amy McNamara

Amy McNamara has an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Lovely, Dark and Deep is her first novel and an ABC New Voices Pick. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at

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Lovely, Dark and Deep


Amy McNamara shares Lovely, Dark and Deep

A resonant debut novel about retreating from the world after losing everything--and the connections that force you to rejoin it.

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Work hard and be kind to people.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I loathe the expression "it is what it is" but do not use it myself. I may as well, though, because I hear it all the time. I think it's such a strange thing to say - there's a fatalistic resignation there and/or an emptiness that seems entirely unhelpful.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. There are too many to pick just one. I love, love Salinger's Glass family.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Any time in life when I allow fear to stop me from doing something. Any and all times I fail to love people properly.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I think probably the space between my teeth.

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