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EMILY M DANFORTH

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Fiction writer EMILY M DANFORTH has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana (2006) and is in her final year in the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. Her first novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, is forthcoming (Winter 2012) from HarperCollins Publishers. Her short story "The Truest Way to Name Something" was selected by judges Sarah Waters and Robert Glück for the 2008 International Queer Fiction Award from the UK's Chroma Magazine, and her short story "Everything That Much Harder" was the recipient of the 2004 George Garret Fiction Award from Willow Springs magazine. Her fiction has also been short-listed for numerous contests and awards, including the Glimmer Train Family Matters and Emerging Writer awards and the 2010 Indiana Review Fiction Contest, and two of her short stories have been nominated for Pushcart prizes. She teaches creative writing and literature courses at UNL, where she is currently the Assistant Director of the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference.


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