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Amalia Melis

Writer, Essayist, Assemblage Artist

Amalia Melis is Greek-American. She was born and raised in New York. 

She is a freelance hard news/feature writer who has worked from New York and Athens, Greece. Her writing has been published in: Ms., Glimmer Train, Guernica, Elle, Michigan Quarterly Review, CNN I Reports, National Public Television, Palm Beach Post, The ART Magazine, The Melbourne Age, KYSO Flash, Ducts, Hunterdon County Democrat, Leaders, Poet & Critic, Sojourner, among others.

She has published interviews with two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, Michael Cunningham and Frank McCourt.

“Immigrant Daughter,” her first short story, won second place in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and that story inspired the writing of the novel “Where Are All the White Houses?”

She is the founder/organizer of the Aegean Arts Circle writing workshops held in Andros, Greece each summer since 2003. An artist as well as writer, her assemblage sculptures have been part of group art exhibits in the U.S., Germany and Greece.



M. A., Media Studies, New School for Social Research, New York 

B.B.A., Marketing/Journalism, Baruch College (CUNY), New York

Interviews with Amalia Melis

We have responsibilities to our stories: A Conversation with Writer & Artist Amalia Melis - curated by Kristina Marie Darling - Tupelo Quarterly

Links about my art, writing & workshops

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