Amanda Filipacchi ( / f ɪ l ɪ p ɑː k ɪ / ; born October 10, 1967) is an American novelist. She Was Born in Paris and educated in Both France and the US She is the author of four novels, Nude Men (1993), Vapor (1999), Love Creeps (2005), and The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty (2015). Her fiction has been translated into 13 languages. [2]

Early life and education

Filipacchi was born in Paris, and was educated in France (attending the American School of Paris in St. Cloud [3] ) and in the US She was the daughter of form model Sondra Peterson and Daniel Filipacchi , Hachette Filipacchi Media Chair . [4] She has been writing since the age of thirteen and completed three unpublished novels in her teenage years. [4] She has-been living in New York since She Was 17. [5] She Attended Hamilton College , she graduated from qui with a BA in Creative Writing. At age 20 she is a non-fiction writer at Rolling Stone magazine. [3] In 1990, Filipacchi enrolled in Columbia University ‘s MFA fiction writing program, where she wrote a master’ s thesis which she later turned into her novel, Nude Men . [1]

Career

In 1992, when Filipacchi was 24 and before her graduation, her agent, Melanie Jackson , [1] sold Nude Men to Nan Graham at Viking Press . The novel was translated widely [6] and was anthologized in The Best American Humor 1994 (published by Simon & Schuster ). [7]

Filipacchi’s second and third novels, Vapor (1999) and Love Creeps (2005, a novel about obsessive love [8] and stalking [9] ) were also translated into multiple languages. [10] In 2005, Filipacchi was invited to participate in the 2005 Saint-Amour literary festival, a 10-city tour through Belgium. [11]

Reviewers have called Filipacchi “a prodigious postfeminist talent”, [12] and a “lovely comic surrealist”. [13] The Boston Globe described her writing style as “reminiscent in some ways of Muriel Spark … brisk, witty, knowing, mischievous.” [14] Love Creeps (Referred to in a review by Alexis Soloski in The Village Voice as HAVING “oddball situations and merrily acidic dialogue” [15] ) Was one of The Village Voice ‘ s top 25 books of the year, [16] And was included in the syllabus of a course on the comic novel in Columbia University’s graduate creative writing program.

In August 2013, Filipacchi sold her latest novel, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty , to Norton . According to the publisher, the novel deals with two women going to elaborate lengths to find love. [19] It was named in Bustle’s list of “12 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2015, aka the Titles We Can not Get Our Hands On Soon Enough” and the Huffington Post’s “2015 Books We Can not Wait To Read “. [20] [21]

Wikipedia op-ed

Further information: Wikipedia controversies § 2013 , and Criticism of Wikipedia § Gender bias

In an op-ed for the New York Times , Filipacchi expressed concern about sexism regarding the American category of American novelists. Novelists “and a subcategory for” American women novelists “. She described it as a “small, easily fixable thing … that make it harder and slower for women to gain equality in the literary world,” and added that “[p] eople who go to Wikipedia to get ideas for Which to hire, or honor, or read, and look at that list of ‘American Novelists’ for inspiration … may simply use that list without thinking twice about it. ” [22] The op-ed spurred an outcry from feminists and other commentators, who echoed her concerns about sexism and the perceived minimization of female novelists on the site. [23] [24] Filipacchi stated in a follow-up piece that editors had targeted her Wikipedia biography page in retaliation for her criticism. [25] Andrew Leonard of Salon describes the event as a re-enactment by Robert W. Young . [26] [27] Who echoed her concerns about sexism and the perceived minimization of female novelists on the site. [23] [24] Filipacchi stated in a follow-up piece that editors had targeted her Wikipedia biography page in retaliation for her criticism. [25] Andrew Leonard of Salon describes the event as a re-enactment by Robert W. Young . [26] [27] Who echoed her concerns about sexism and the perceived minimization of female novelists on the site. [23] [24] Filipacchi stated in a follow-up piece that editors had targeted her Wikipedia biography page in retaliation for her criticism. [25] Andrew Leonard of Salon describes the event as a re-enactment by Robert W. Young . [26] [27] [25] Andrew Leonard of Salon describes the event as a re-enactment by Robert W. Young . [26] [27] [25] Andrew Leonard of Salon describes the event as a re-enactment by Robert W. Young . [26] [27]

Filipacchi later wrote an additional article in The Atlantic , which refutes the stories that have been attributed to the categorization of the novelists in the work of a single editor, and listed seven different users who are responsible for categorizing the seventeen women writers in her op-ed. [28] In July 2013, she wrote a personal essay for the Wall Street Journal , which more humorously described the aftermath of the controversy, discussing how it became engrossed in discussions on Wikipediocracy . [29]

Works

Books

  • Amanda Filipacchi (1993). Nude Men (novel) . Viking / Penguin. ISBN  9780140178920 .
  • Amanda Filipacchi (1999). Vapor (novel) . Carroll & Graf. ISBN  9780786706174 .
  • Amanda Filipacchi (2006). Love Creeps (novel) . Macmillan. ISBN  9780312340322 .
  • Amanda Filipacchi (2015). The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty (novel) . WW Norton. ISBN  9780393243871 .

Other publications

  • Filipacchi, Amanda (April 24, 2013). “Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists (op-ed)” . The New York Times . ISSN  0362-4331 . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  • Filipacchi, Amanda (12 December 2014). “The Looks You’re Born With The Looks You’re Given” . The New Yorker . Retrieved 16 December 2014 .
  • Filipacchi, Amanda (6 June 2015). “How To Pose Like a Man” . The New York Times .

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:c “Amanda Filipacchi”, Contemporary Authors Online , Detroit: Gale, 2006
  2. Jump up^ “Amanda Filipacchi” . WorldCat . Retrieved May 27, 2013 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Ardisson, Thierry. Interview Amanda Filipacchi , DailyMotion , INA.fr, putative broadcast date October 17, 2010, retrieved June 6, 2013. See also her earlier ” anti-Chinese portrait ” and her deft replies to Ardisson’s verbal challenges.
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Hoban, Phoebe (January 14, 1993). “Brief Lives: Skin Deep” . New York Magazine . p. 30 . Retrieved April 27, 2013 .
  5. Jump up^ ” ” Bio “page” . Amandafilipacchi.com . Retrieved April 29,2013 .
  6. Jump up^ Including German, French, Slovak, Danish, Dutch, Turkish, Italian, Hebrew, Swedish, and Russian. “Records in Index Translationum database” . Index Translationum . UNESCO . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  7. Jump up^ Waldoks, Moshe (1994). Best American Humor 1994 . Touchstone. p. 10. ISBN  0-671-89940-6 .
  8. Jump up^ Dupont, Pepita (July 4, 2006). “Amanda Filipacchi: Two Variations on the Me T’Aime” . Paris Match (in French) . Retrieved April 27, 2013 .
  9. Jump up^ “New & Recommended” . Boston Globe . June 19, 2005 . Retrieved April 27, 2013 .
  10. Jump up^ Love Creepshas been translated into French, Polish, Dutch, and Korean. Vaporwas published in French, Italian, and Polish. “Records in Index Translationum database” . Index Translationum . UNESCO . Retrieved April 28, 2013 . “Love Creeps” . WorldCat . Retrieved May 27, 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ “Amanda Filipacchi, French writer” . Evene . The Figaro . Retrieved May 27, 2013 .
  12. Jump up^ “Vapor” (unsigned review) . Publishers Weekly . March 29, 1999. Retrieved April 29, 2013 . Her novel showcases a prodigious postfeminist talent.
  13. Jump up^ Sicha, Choire (April 18, 2004). “Plum’s Tarts” . The New York Times . Retrieved April 30, 2013 .
  14. Jump up^ “Exploring the slippery nature of desire” . Boston Globe . June 12, 2005 . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  15. Jump up^ Soloski, Alexis (May 31, 2005). “Page-Burners” . The Village Voice . Retrieved April 30, 2013 .
  16. Jump up^ “Top Shelf 2005” . The Village Voice . December 6, 2005 . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ Park, Ed (May 20, 2009). “Comic Novels” . Bookforum . Retrieved May 27, 2013 .
  18. Jump up^ “What Ed Park’s Students Are Reading” . Book Culture . Retrieved May 27, 2013 .
  19. Jump up^ Deahl, Rachel (August 26, 2013). “Book Deals: Week of August 26, 2013” . Publishers Weekly . Retrieved August 26, 2013 .
  20. Jump up^ Turits, Meredith. “12 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2015, aka the Titles We Can not Get Our Hands On Soon Enough” . Bustle.com . Retrieved 16 December 2014 .
  21. Jump up^ Crum, Maddie. “2015 Books We Can not Wait To Read” . Huffington Post . Retrieved 16 December 2014 .
  22. Jump up^ Filipacchi, Amanda (April 24, 2013). “Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists” . The New York Times . ISSN  0362-4331 . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  23. Jump up^ Rawlinson, Kevin (April 26, 2013). Harper Lee and others ‘women novelists’ while men are ‘American novelists ‘ ” . The Independent . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  24. Jump up^ Zandt, Deanna (April 26, 2013). “Yes, Wikipedia Is Sexist – That’s Why It Needs You” . Forbes . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  25. Jump up^ Filipacchi, Amanda (April 27, 2013). “Wikipedia’s Sexism” . The New York Times . Retrieved April 28, 2013 .
  26. Jump up^ Leonard, Andrew (April 30, 2013). “Wikipedia’s shame” . Salon.com . Retrieved April 30, 2013 .
  27. Jump up^ Leonard, Andrew (May 17, 2013). “Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia” . Salon.com . Retrieved May 20, 2013 .
  28. Jump up^ Filipacchi, Amanda (April 30, 2013). “Sexism is Wikipedia Is Not the Work of ‘a Single Editor Misguided ‘ ” . The Atlantic . Retrieved May 3, 2013 .
  29. Jump up^ Filipacchi, Amanda (July 10, 2013). “My Strange Addiction: Wikipedia” . The Wall Street Journal . Retrieved July 20, 2013 .

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