Emily Nemens’s debut novel, The Cactus League (FSG 2020)was called “a wonderful, necessary read to remind you how infinite and wild other people can be” (The Brooklyn Rail). It was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and named one of the best books of the year by NPR. Her fiction has also appeared in Gettysburg Review, n+1, Iowa Review, and Blackbird. From 2018 to 2021, Emily served as the editor of The Paris Review. During her tenure, the magazine saw record-high circulation, published two anthologies, produced the second season of its acclaimed podcast, and won the 2020 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award for Fiction. Previously, she co-edited The Southern Review, published at Louisiana State University, where she also received her MFA. In 2021 she joined the staff of Stranger’s Guide as the sports/senior editor. She teaches fiction writing at Drew University and 92Y and is working on her second novel.
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