The Author

Amanda C. Gable

Amanda C. Gable

Amanda C. Gable’s short stories have appeared in The North American Review, The Crescent Review, Quarry West, Sinister Wisdom, Hurricane Alice, North Dakota Quarterly, Art Times, Kalliope, Other Voices, and elsewhere. She has been awarded residency fellowships by Yaddo, the Hambidge Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Nominated twice for a Pushcart, she has been awarded grants for her fiction by the Georgia Council for the Arts, the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She received a B.A. in English from Stetson University, an M.S. Ed. from Indiana University, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in American literature and feminist studies from Emory University. She has taught at Denison University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in creative writing at Georgia State University, where she was awarded the Paul Bowles Graduate Fellowship in Fiction Writing. She is at work on a second novel and a non-fiction book about independent bookstores. A native of Marietta, she lives in Decatur, Georgia.

The Confederate General Rides North, her first novel, has received a number of recognitions. Independent booksellers chose the novel for the Indie Next List in August 2009. Both Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing named the novel one of the best books for 2009. The novel was a finalist for the Townsend Award and was selected by the Georgia Center for the Book as 1 of 25 Books All Georgians Should Read. Gable also received the 2010 Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel.