Amy Lam is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon and Oxford, Mississippi. She is a Kundiman fellow and the John & Renee Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi where she is an MFA candidate. She is a contributing editor and cohost of Backtalk podcast at Bitch Media, the editorial assistant at diaCRITICS, and the former editorial lead at On She Goes exploring the world of women of color and travel.
Her work has appeared in Tin House, Pacifica Literary Review, Utne Reader, and Papercutter. She is a former punk kid, who penned a long-running column in Razorcake, the only non-profit music magazine in the US.
She is working on a novel and collection of short stories.