Amanda Oliver is a writer and librarian. Her writing has been been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, Vox, Medium, and more. She is at work on a book about public libraries and her years working as a librarian in Washington, D.C.

She has been interviewed about libraries and being a librarian for NPR, CBC Radio, The Associated Press, The American Scholar, and American Library Magazine.

Amanda is the 2019 recipient of the Yefe Nof Redesign Residency as well as the Mill House Residency, awarded by author Pam Houston.

Amanda holds a BA in English (2008) and a MLS degree (2011), both from SUNY Buffalo. She is originally from Buffalo, New York, but has also lived in New York City, Seattle, D.C., and on Vancouver Island. She currently lives in Southern California where she is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at University of California, Riverside.