Ami Sands Brodoff is the author of the novel Can You See Me? She has contributed to Vogue, Self, Elle, and other national magazines and her short stories have appeared in leading literary journals and anthologies. She's received a Pushcart nomination and has won fellowships to Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Julia and David White Artists' Foundation, and the St James Cavalier Center for the Arts in Malta. Ami is from New York but lives in Montreal with her husband and children, where she writes and teaches creative writing.
Ami's latest novel is The White Space Between (Second Story Press), the 2009 Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award. The novel centres on a mother, a survivor of the Shoah, and her puppeteer daughter who are both grappling with the impact of the Holocaust in present day Montreal.
Ami is currently working on a new novel, Faraway Nearby, set on the island of Malta and the Oaxaca Coast of Mexico. The story focuses on a brother and sister, orphaned themselves, who try to help a Libyan migrant who survives a raft capsize. Ami has received a fellowship to The Virginia Center of the Creative Arts to work on this book in spring of 2010.
Author photograph by Thomas Konigsthal, Jr.