Amanda Eyre Ward
Amanda Eyre Ward is the critically acclaimed author of six books, including The Same Sky, a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith. Amanda spent a year visiting shelters in Texas and California, meeting immigrant children and hearing their stories. The Same Sky is a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border.
Amanda's work has garnered many accolades, including the Violet Crown Book Award (Sleep Toward Heaven), a Target Bookmarked Pick (How to Be Lost and The Same Sky), and a Kirkus Best Book Pick (Close Your Eyes).
After spending time in Maine, Cape Cod and New Orleans, Amanda and her family settled in Texas, where she currently lives.
Talks and Topics
- The Same Sky: Stories of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border
- Ripped from the Headlines: The Social Responsibility of the Contemporary Novelist
- The Nearness of You: Who is a Mother? Adoption and Surrogacy
- The Art of the Novel
- Writing and Motherhood
- Alcohol and the Writing Life
- Writing for Television and Film
Check Amanda's Availability
Previous & Upcoming Events:
- Apr 29, 2016: Mansfield Reads - Mansfield, TX
- May 2017: Jesus Center Annual Luncheon - Chico, CA
- Oct 27-28, 2018: Texas Book Festival
In the News:
- "Immigrant Children Need Our Compassion" - The Post and Courier (June 2018)
- "The US is Tearing Children From Their Parents - and So Are We" - The Globe and Mail (June 2018)
- "Send Me a Teddy Bear, The Pregnant Child Who Had Crossed the Border Alone Asked Me" - The Washington Post (May 2018)
- "Amanda Eyre Ward on THE NEARNESS OF YOU, and What Makes a Mother" - KUT Austin (Feb 2017)
- "Amanda Eyre Ward's Maternal Turn" - The Austin Chronicle (Feb 2017)