photo by Kevin Hatt
photo by Kevin Hatt

Amy Fusselman is a writer and editor based in New York City. She is the author of The Pharmacist’s Mate and 8, or more recently, The Pharmacist’s Mate/8. Her new book, Savage Park, came out in paperback in Jan 2016.  She is currently working on a book about parenting.

She does the “Family Practice” column on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and she is the publisher at Ohio Edit.

Savage Park was excerpted in The Atlantic. Print reviews included the cover story of the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review. Slate also said that Savage Park had one of the “Best Lines of 2015.” and The Believer named it one of their favorite books of 2015.

Other press included The Boston Globe; radio interviews on Brian Lehrer Show, Marty Moss-Coane’s WHYY show, and KERA’s Think. Nancy Ellen of WGDR in Vermont was so enamored of the book that she read it aloud on her show in its entirety.

* After its publication by McSweeney’s in hardcover in 2001, The Pharmacist’s Mate was released in paperback by Penguin, and was translated into Dutch and French. The Pharmacist’s Mate and 8 were re-released in a single volume from McSweeney’s in 2013. Reviews included The Washington Post, and San Francisco Weekly.

* Fusselman was named an “It” Writer by Entertainment Weekly when The Pharmacist’s Mate was first published. Rosie O’Donnell also featured the book on her talk show, calling it “One of the best books about loss I’ve ever read.”

Selected Interviews:

The Rumpus
Late Night Library
The Fanzine

Some featured writing:

Cats,” in Word Riot
A “Prayer for Heated Swimming Pools” in A Book of Uncommon Prayer, edited by Matthew Vollmer
“The Mom Coat” essay included in Women in Clothes, edited by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton
“Lives: Feet to Brain” (The New York Times)
Conceptual Art at the CDG Warehouse Sale (The Hairpin)

Some artist interviews:

Misaki Kawai (Ohio Edit)
Christine Sun Kim (SF Weekly)
Sheila Heti (The Hairpin)
Ray Materson (Raw Vision)

Selected earlier projects:

Surgery of Modern Warfare [Editor, Contributor] a literary web site, 2001-2004
Bunnyrabbit, [Writer, Editor, Illustrator] a ‘zine, distributed internationally by Tower Books/Records, 1990s, 8 issues

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