Author Info

Selected Awards & Distinctions

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship
Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Prose
Finalist, Bush Foundation Fellowship
Loft McKnight Award in Fiction
Finalist, Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction
Winner, Loft Mentor Series in Fiction
First Place, The Florida Review Fiction Prize
First Prize, Passages North National Fiction Competition
Pushcart Prize Nomination
Runnerup, Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Novella Competition
Finalist, Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Novella Competition

Finalist, Willa Cather Prize, Helicon Nine
Finalist, Glimmer Train Poetry Open
Winner, Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Series in Fiction
Selection for Editor’s Choice 4: Essays from the U.S. Small Press.

Selected Publications

 Short Stories

The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women’s Short Stories, The House on Via Gombito, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review, The Florida Review, The Greensboro Review, Third Coast, Puerto Del Sol, Stand, American Fiction, Snake Nation Review, Passages North, Wisconsin Academy Review, Great River Review, The Rockford Review, Pikestaff Forum

Novella: Sands

 Novel Excerpt: Loft McKnight Anthology

 Essays: Kaleidoscope

 Poetry: Mississippi ReviewPrize Stories and Poems


Brown University (American History), University of Arizona (American History), University of Minnesota (English, Creative Writing Emphasis)

Emily lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, who is a photographer. She has a daughter, a son, and six grandsons.

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