Emily Mitchell was born in London and immigrated to the Unites States.
Her first novel, The Last Summer of the World (W. W. Norton, 2007) was a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award. Her collection of short stories, Viral (W. W. Norton) was chosen as one of Largeheartedboy.com’s five Best Short Story Collections of 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The Sun, Ploughshares, Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, the New Statesman and Guernica. She has received fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
She serves as fiction editor of New England Review and teaches at the University of Maryland.
Emily will be in residence at Can Serrat during the month of August 2023.