Emily Horner is an MFA student in the Creative Writing and Environment program, and the 2016-17 recipient of the Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing. She is the author of "A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend," a top-ten title on the American Library Association’s Rainbow Project Book List for 2011. She also holds a BA in Linguistics from McGill University and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina. In 2001 she studied classical Japanese literature in Nagasaki, Japan as a recipient of a scholarship from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
Before relocating to Ames, she spent eight years as a young adult librarian with Brooklyn Public Library. She writes about girlhood, adolescence, cyborgs, witches, and how humans exist in relationship with urban and suburban environments.