Amber McBride

Amber McBride is an Assistant Professor in the English department at UVA. She received a BA in English from JMU and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts, Decomp, and more. Her debut novel-in-verse, Me (Moth), was a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Morris Award, and the winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award. McBride lives in Charlottesville, VA.

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