Hassinger grew up in
Newton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Barnard College and
the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received her M.F.A. in
fiction writing. She taught English to middle school students,
as well as writing and literature to undergraduates, and is currently
on the faculty of the University of Nebraska's M.F.A. in Writing
Program. She lives in Urbana, Illinois with her husband and daughter.
Hassinger is a former resident of Okemos, Michigan.
"Very few writers are able to give the period of adolescence
the wider resonance of serious adult literature. In Nina:
Amy Hassinger does so brilliantly. This is an exciting debut
by a splendid young writer." -Robert Olen Butler
For more information on Amy Hassinger, please visit her website:
view Special Collections' holdings of Hassinger's work, please
To hear Hassinger
read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library,