Amanda Oliver is a writer and librarian. She lives in Southern California where she is a nonfiction MFA candidate at University of California, Riverside. She is at work on a book about public libraries and her years working as a librarian in Washington, D.C.

Amanda is the 2019 recipient of the Yefe Nof Redesign Residency. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, Vox, and more.

She has been interviewed about libraries and being a librarian by NPR, CBC Radio: The Current, The American Scholar, and American Library Magazine.

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 loves traveling and her cat, Monday.