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ABOUT the author
Melanie Finn, author of Away From You (2004), The Gloaming (2016), The Underneath (2018), and The Hare (2021), was born and raised in Kenya and the US. The Gloaming was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, a finalist for the Vermont Book Award and The Guardian’s “Not the Booker” Prize. The writer and producer of the DisneyNature wildlife epic Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos, she is also the co-founder and director of the Tanzanian-based charity Natron Healthcare. She and her family live on a remote hill in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Find out more here: melaniefinn.com
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"A powerful story of female perseverance, strength, and resilience."
—Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons, Bitter Orange, and Unsettled Ground
"The Underneath is an excellent thriller."
—Michael Schaub, Star Tribune
"In this richly textured, intricately plotted novel, [Finn] assures us that heartbreak has the same shape everywhere. The Gloaming is chillingly cinematic in contrasting East Africa’s exquisite landscape with the region’s human needs. Yet even in a malevolent setting, Finn shows us acts of selflessness and redemption. Her fascination with the duality of Africa—'the most honest place on earth'—shines fiercely."
—New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
An interview with Melanie Finn | 1/19/2016
Two Dollar Radio editor Eric Obenauf talks to Melanie Finn about the true story that served as inspiration for the book.
Because We Want Control: An Interview with Melanie Finn | 8/9/2016
Weird Sister talks to Melanie Finn about how she found balance while writing her emotionally trying novel.
The Pigeon Press Interview with Melanie Finn | 1/29/2018
Northwest Academy's The Pigeon Press has some fantastic questions for Melanie Finn, about her novel The Gloaming!
Melanie Finn's Novel 'The Underneath' Explores The Northeast Kingdom's Dark Side | 10/11/2018
Vermont Public Radio (VPR) talks with Melanie Finn about her new novel The Underneath, the dark side of the Northeast Kingdom, and more.
First Draft Podcast by Aspen Public Radio interviews Melanie Finn | 1/25/2017
Hear the brilliance of author Melanie Finn on topics as far ranging as one of the most interesting places on Earth: east Africa, living in remote areas, and her hit book The Gloaming.
View author Melanie Finn discussing how The Hare came to be written, with editor/publisher Eric Obenauf:
To celebrate the publication day of Shame (the UK version of The Gloaming), W&N editor Sophie Buchan holds a Q&A with Melanie Finn: