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Amos Kamil


Amos Kamil

Amos Kamil’s work deals with giving large, difficult subjects a human face. In 2012, “Prep School Predators”, his cover story for The New York Times Magazine documented decades of sexual abuse perpetrated by the staff of the Horace Mann School against dozens of students. Kamil received an Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony where he completed GREAT IS THE TRUTH, a book that provides an insider’s look at the HM survivors’ legal efforts to seek damages and get some kind of official apology out of their alma mater. 

His play "The Flame Keeper," about his grandfather’s experience after the Holocaust, ran off-Broadway and has been performed regionally and internationally. It has been translated into German, Italian, French, and Hebrew.

His work has also appeared in numerous media outlets including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Newsweek, The Jerusalem report, "Good Morning America," ABC, NBC, TNT, and ESPN.

Kamil received his BA from the University of Vermont and an MFA from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He lives with his family in Montclair, New Jersey

Amos Kamil

Books by Amos Kamil

by Amos Kamil and Sean Elder - Education, Nonfiction, True Crime

A shocking exposé of sexual abuse and the struggle for justice at one of America's most prestigious schools. In GREAT IS THE TRUTH, Kamil and his coauthor, Sean Elder, tell the riveting story of how one of the country's leading schools was beset by scandal. In gripping detail, Kamil and Elder relate what happened as survivors of abuse came forward and sought redress. We see the school and its influential backers circle the wagons. We meet Horace Mann alumni who work to change New York State's sexual abuse laws. We follow a celebrity lawyer's contentious efforts to achieve a settlement. And we encounter a former teacher who candidly recalls his inappropriate relationships with students. "Great is the truth and it prevails" may be the motto of Horace Mann, but for many alumni the truth remains all too hard to come by.