Amherst Magazine

Amherst Creates

  • The Worst Thing That Will Ever Happen
    Maybe One Day is the ninth book by the wildly popular young-adult novelist Melissa Kantor ’91.
  • San Francisco, 1985
    In Test, by Chris Mason Johnson ’95, AIDS is an ever-looming threat, but it’s not the protagonist’s only worry.
  • Quietly Odd
    Aparna Nancherla ’05E reassured the audience on Conan, “It’s OK—I’m surprised I’m a comedian, too.”
  • Forming Self-Portraits
    Poet Tess Taylor ’00 writes about Thomas Jefferson, Bombay, Berkeley—and herself. 
  • Testing a Theory
    Magician Teller ’69 follows inventor Tim Jenison’s attempt to recreate a Dutch painting.