Photo Credit:  Sharon Suh .

Photo Credit: Sharon Suh.

Amanda M. Fairbanks is a journalist who has worked in the editorial department of The New York Times, as a higher education reporter for The Huffington Post, and as a staff writer at the The East Hampton Star. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. A graduate of Smith College and a former Teach for America corps member, she has two master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Recently, Fairbanks and two lady friends launched The SHED Workspace on the East End of Long Island. Forthcoming from Gallery Books, Fairbanks is currently writing her first nonfiction book — THE LOST BOYS OF MONTAUK: A TRUE STORY OF THE WIND BLOWN, FOUR MEN WHO VANISHED AT SEA, AND THE SURVIVORS THEY LEFT BEHIND. The California native lives year-round in Sag Harbor with her husband and two young children.