The Author

Amy Ellis Nutt 



Amy Ellis Nutt is an Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist. She earned her Master's Degree in Journalism from Colombia University. She currently writes fro The Washington Post. Check out the links below for more information on Nutt, her writing, and previews into Becoming Nicole. 


From Amy's website: 

Born in Staten Island, I grew up in central New Jersey as the middle child of five, daughter of Dave and Grace Nutt. I have a beloved brother and sisters and 12 adored nieces and nephews. An aborted career as an academic serendipitously propelled me, albeit late out of the gate, into journalism. Sports Illustrated magazine, and Bambi Bachman Wulf, gave me my start as a fact-checker. A Masters degree in Journalism, earned at Columbia University in one of the J-school’s first part-time classes, helped me realize that as much as I loved sports, I didn’t want to write about them the rest of my life.

Nearly everything I know about storytelling I learned at The Newark Star-Ledger, where I was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2009 for “The Accidental Artist,” which eventually became a book, “Shadows Bright as Glass.” In 2011, I was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for my series “The Wreck of the Lady Mary.”

In 2014 I was lucky to land a dream job as a science writer at The Washington Post, where my beat is the “brain.” Currently I live in Washington, D.C., but I’m still a Yankees fan.



Amy Ellis Nutt's Webpage

Nutt's article in the Washington Post, "Becoming Nicole" 



Photo from author's web page, accessed 8/7/18 



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