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Amy DePaul

DePaulAmy DePaul is a former newspaper reporter whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, London Independent, Dallas Morning News, Baltimore Sun and many other metropolitan dailies.

She recently won an award from the Council on Contemporary Families for her coverage of women’s issues, changing families and conservative social policy in a series of articles appearing on Alternet.

DePaul also writes about the Iranian Diaspora, and her essay on Reading Lolita in Tehran appeared in MELUS, the Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. She has covered trends in Internet journalism for Online Journalism Review and other publications, and she writes about books for Paste magazine.

She has a master’s degree in literature from UC Irvine and a bachelor’s in journalism from Boston University. She teaches Reporting for Literary Journalism at UC Irvine and newswriting at California State University, Fullerton. Before moving to California, she was an adjunct professor at Miami University of Ohio.

Latest read: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. I had to get in on the conversation...

Favorite LitJ Stories:
"The School" by C.J. Chivers," The Marriage Cure" by Katherine Boo, "The Magic Mountain" by Matthew Power, any New Yorker articles by Margaret Talbot and anything by Jon Krakauer.

Next destination: Hoping to get to Rome

Future plans: 1) Start a website for breast cancer survivors. 2) Become a literary sports writer and cover professional tennis matches around the globe. (It's possible the second plan will not happen.)

Recommended reading for everyone and why: I recently reread some of my favorites by spy writer John LeCarre and recommend these novels for anyone who wants insight into the intersection
of character, history and ideology.

Something people don't know but should: Writers are ALWAYS reporting....