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.


10 entries by Emily Mitchell

Book Review

Seasons of Purgatory: Stories

By Shahriar Mandanipour; translated by Sara Khalili

Seasons of Purgatory: Stories

These intricate, gut-wrenching tales of Iran offer no emotional quarter.

Book Review

Milk Blood Heat

By Dantiel W. Moniz

Milk Blood Heat

This lush collection eschews easy drama for vivid truths.

Book Review

Shoko’s Smile: Stories

By Choi Eunyoung; translated by Sung Ryu

Shoko’s Smile: Stories

Melancholy permeates this spare, insightful collection from South Korea.

Book Review

Milk Blood Heat: Stories

By Dantiel W. Moniz

Milk Blood Heat: Stories

This lush new collection eschews easy drama for vivid truths.

Book Review

Show Them a Good Time: Stories

By Nicole Flattery

Show Them a Good Time: Stories

Characters wrestle with ennui and make unexpected connections in this satisfying debut.

Book Review

Madame Zero

By Sarah Hall

Madame Zero

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

Book Review

Madame Zero: 9 Stories

By Sarah Hall

Madame Zero: 9 Stories

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

Feature

Listening to Dylan Now

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

Book Review

The Summer She Was Under Water

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

Book Review

The Last Days of California: A Novel

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