Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt is a science writer on the national team of The Washington Post and the author of three books, including two New York Times’ bestsellers, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” and “The Teenage Brain” with Frances Jensen. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing in 2011 when she was an enterprise reporter at the (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. In 2009 she was a finalist for a Pulitzer in the same category for a story that became the basis of her first book, “Shadows Bright as Glass.”

Nutt graduated from Smith College with a double-major in English and Philosophy. She has Masters’ degrees in philosophy from M.I.T. and journalism from Columbia University. Before working for the Star-Ledger, she was a writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated. Nutt has taught at Columbia and Princeton Universities and was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard in 2005-2006. She was born in Staten Island, New York, grew up in New Jersey and lives in Washington, D.C. where she remains an ardent New York Yankees fan.

Accolades for “Becoming Nicole”:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FOR 2015
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN’S JOURNAL
# 3 ON AMAZON’S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A STONEWALL/ISRAEL FISHMAN NON-FICTION AWARD HONOR BOOK
NON-FICTION FINALIST FOR BARNES & NOBLE’S DISCOVER GREAT NEW WRITERS AWARD
FINALIST FOR LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD, TRANSGENDER NON-FICTION