The National Endowment for the Arts has appointed Amy Stolls as the director of literature.
Stolls has been serving as acting director of literature for the last year. In her official appointment, she will continue to oversee the NEA’s grant awards in literature.
Stolls joined the organization back in 1998 as a literature specialist, graduating to literature program officer. In her tenure, she served a central role in grantmaking, advising and reviewing proposals. She has spoken on behalf of the organization at events around the world and led the NEA’s involvement in the National Book Festival.
Stolls is the author of the young adult novel Palms to the Ground as well as the novel The Ninth Wife. She has also served as an adjunct literature professor at American University. She has a BA in English from Lafayette College and an MFA in creative writing from American University.