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Amanda Filipacchi      

Novelist Known for Book "The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty"

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 13 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 nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal 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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