Articles by Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell is one of the founding editors of FORTH, as well as a nonfiction writer, Angeleno and pizza enthusiast. She graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in Linguistics and Creative Writing. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.


Writerly, Weird & Unwieldy: An Interview With Wendy C. Ortiz


Angelenos—pay attention. We have a new muse. She comes in the form of the wise-eyed, corkscrew-curled Wendy C. Ortiz, author of last year’s hypnotizing debut memoir, “Excavation,” and most recently, the enigmatic “Hollywood Notebook” (available now). Ortiz’s writing, from her poetry to her lyric nonfiction, is intimate, like a whisper, but erupts on the page in such a…

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