AMAR SHAH

Author. Writer. Producer

Amar Shah
 
Shaq and I - Sports Illustrated for Kids - May 1996 cover

ABOUT ME

I’m a multiple Emmy-winning writer and producer who has written for ESPN.com, NFL.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Orlando Sentinel, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Slam Magazine, and The Washington Post, including my viral essay on growing up as the son of the real Apu.


My middle-grade contemporary basketball trilogy is upcoming with Scholastic, with Book 1 set for Fall 2023.


I'm repped by Jas Perry at KT Literary.

 
 

WRITING

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WASHINGTON POST

To many Indian Americans, Apu is offensive. To me, he’s my dad. This essay is based on my viral Twitter thread.

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ESPN.COM - MY ADDICTION TO THE "MONSTER"

In an essay ESPN.com’s Page 2, I provide a chuckle or two as I weigh the magnetic appeal of the century-old set vs. the reality of financial limits and a skeptical wife.

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ESPN.COM - KEEPERS OF THE HIVE

Indian kids dominate the National Spelling Bee. I find out why they are the New England Patriots of the competition.


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ESPN.COM - WICKET WEDDING

An award-winning ESPN.com cover story I wrote about my journey to India for my wedding, where I fall in love - with a new sport, cricket.

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NFL.COM - ORAL HISTORY OF VARSITY BLUES

Wrote and produced "Varsity Blues Oral History," a long-form feature where I interviewed the film's cast, crew, and creators about how it all happened.

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SATI SHAVES HER HEAD

Wrote and produced "Sati Shaves Her Head" a film starring Hannah Simone (New Girl) and Sonal Shah (Scrubs). Indieflix said it's "funny, raunchy, and delivers satisfying payback."​

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PRESS/MEDIA

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD -  HARVARDWOOD UNVEILS 2021 WRITERS COMPETITION

Harvardwood today announced the winners of its Writers Competition winners and Most Staffable TV List, including my pilot “GAS N’ SHOP” written with Rupak Ginn.

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FITZ TALES: BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR

I appeared as a contributor on the Fitz Tales podcast to discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" and my film "Sati Shaves Her Head."

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KT LITERARY - AGENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Proud to announce I've signed with the awesome Jas Perry at KT Literary. 

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