Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Emily Mitchell Dazzles


Emily Mitchell’s collection of short stories : Viral (W. W. Norton), was featured on The New York Times shortlist for July 12, 2015. The collection, which has been called “dazzling”, balances absurdist humor with a haunting pathos.

Emily Mitchell's first novel, The Last Summer of the World (W. W. Norton), was a finalist for the 2008 New York Public Library Young Lions Award and was chosen as a best-book-of-the-year by the Austin 
American-Statesman, the Providence Journal and the Madison Capital Times

Her short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review as well as other literary journals. Emily’s review-essays have appeared in The New York Times and the New Statesman. She teaches fiction at the University of Maryland.

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