Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell’s first novel, The Last Summer of the World (W. W. Norton), was a finalist for the 2008 NYPL 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 and other literary journals. Her review-essays have appeared in The New York Times and the New Statesman. Her first collection of short stories is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in 2015. She teaches fiction at the University of Maryland.

4 entries by Emily Mitchell

Book Review

Madame Zero: 9 Stories

By Sarah Hall

A palpable sense of place dominates the tales in this winning collection.


Rethinking my initial reaction to the musician’s Nobel Prize.

Book Review

This arresting portrait of a dysfunctional family is stark but witty and beautifully observed.

Book Review

Believing the end times are near, a family of four drives cross-country in a quest to save souls.