Amanda Ottaway is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, espnW, Washington City Paper, VICE, The Nation, Charlotte Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and in multiple poetry anthologies. She is an International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) reporting fellow and a 2017-2018 Girls Write Now mentor. Amanda is available for freelance writing assignments.
She grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She attended Davidson on a full scholarship for women’s basketball.
Amanda’s first book, The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey, is out now from the University of Nebraska Press. She is represented by literary agent Laurie Abkemeier of DeFiore and Company.
Amanda lives in Brooklyn, New York.