Amanda Faraone is a writer. Her short stories have appeared in Curbside Splendor, Ghost Ocean Magazine, and red lightbulbs, among others. Her nonfiction features and interviews have been published in BOMB Daily, Fiction Addiction, and Sightlines. Her debut play, "The Last Sleepover," was performed at the 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival.
She received a BA with High Honors in Sociology from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. For several years, she worked at One Story and curated the reading series Flint Fiction in Brooklyn. A native of Chicago's South Side, Amanda now lives in Austin, TX, where she volunteers for American Short Fiction and edits her debut novel about teenage girls and love magic.