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Emily M Danforth



Emily m. danforth's debut novel, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (HarperCollins 2012), received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal, and was praised in the LA Times, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Stranger, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR, whose reviewer called it "a skillfully and beautifully written story that does what the best books do: It shows us ourselves in the lives of others." emily has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a Ph.D in English-Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 Her short fiction has won the International Queer Writing Award from the U.K.'s Chroma Magazine, and the George Garret Award from Willow Springs. emily's nonfiction has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in The Huffington Post. She teaches creative writing and literature courses at Rhode Island College in Providence and is also 1/3 of the editorial/publishing staff of The Cupboard, a quarterly prose chapbook.

emily was born and raised in Miles City, Montana, a town best known for its Bucking Horse Sale-which was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the most intoxicated people, per capita, of any US event. She obsessively collects erasers, large-letter linen postcards from the 1940s, snow-globes, and neologisms. (She has an iced-coffee addiction, too.)
 


Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
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Award nominations
2021 Locus Award for Best Horror Novel (nominee) : Plain Bad Heroines
2021 British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel (nominee) : Plain Bad Heroines


Emily M Danforth recommends
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If Tomorrow Doesn't Come (2023)
Jen St Jude
"Jen St. Jude's end of the world story makes for one hell of a debut novel. It's lush, searching, and ultimately full of hope. I loved it."
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Such a Pretty Smile (2022)
Kristi DeMeester
"I've never read anything quite like SUCH A PRETTY SMILE: at turns brutal and shocking, at turns lush and evocative, and deeply disquieting throughout. This novel unsettled me at nearly every turn of the page, and that feeling has stayed with me since I closed its cover days ago. Kristi DeMeester is a highly-original voice in horror and I can't wait to see what she writes next."
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Cackle (2021)
Rachel Harrison
"Reading Cackle was like stumbling upon a candy cottage in a dark wood: utterly surprising, deceptively delightful, and a little bit scary, too. I gobbled it up in a weekend, cackling all the while."

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