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Amy Wilentz
Amy Wilentz
Kate Manning

Amy Wilentz is the award-winning author of “Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti,” and “The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier; Martyrs’...

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Amy Wilentz on Rachel Corrie

The just-published journals of Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli bulldozer, reveal her to have been a natural-born writer and a spirit full of intensity and yearning whose lust for life and sense of justice made her untimely death all the more tragic.

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Amy Wilentz
Amy Wilentz
Kate Manning

Amy Wilentz is the award-winning author of “Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti,” and “The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier; Martyrs’ Crossing,”  a novel about Jerusalem, and “I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger.” From 1995 through 1999, she was The New Yorker’s Jerusalem correspondent. She’s a contributing editor at The Nation magazine and teaches in the Literary Journalism program at the University of California at Irvine. She has worked as a monitor for Americas Watch, and was a board member of the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees. Wilentz is a frequent contributor to Conde Nast Traveler, More magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. She is currently working on a novel about money, love, and family.

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