Amy Waldman, author of the 2012 All Fairfax Reads selection was interviewed for BookCast by Fairfax County Public Library Director Sam Clay. BookCast is sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation. You are invited to share an evening with the author Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center as part of the Fall for the Book festival.
Before publishing The Submission, first-time novelist Amy Waldman was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years, including three as co-chief of the New Delhi bureau. She was also a national correspondent for The Atlantic.
In The Submission, an architectural panel jury meets in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. After selecting the winning design, containing the anonymous winner’s name, they discover he is an American Muslim. The novel chronicles the intense debate that ensues about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art and the meaning of Islam.
Praise for The Submission: New York Times 2011 Notable Book; Esquire’s Book of the Year; Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Novel for the Year; Washington Post Notable Fiction Book.