Amanda Hollander is a fiction writer and opera librettist based in Brooklyn. Her short story “A Feast of Butterflies” from the Mar/Apr issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction was included in Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2021. Another short story, “A Strange and Muensterous Desire” published by Diabolical Plots, made the 2022 Locus Recommended Reading List. She also has published fiction in Augur Magazine and Daily Science Fiction. A librettist fellow with the American Opera Project, she wrote the opera Quake, set by composer Kay Rhie, which will premiere through UCLA’s Department of Music in Spring 2023. In addition to her creative work, she holds a doctorate in Victorian and children’s literature from UCLA and has published several academic articles on fin-de-siècle children’s books.