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Emily Austin (she/her) is the author of the novels "Interesting Facts about Space" (Atria, 2024), "Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead" (Atria, 2021), and the poetry collection, "Gay Girl Prayers"(Brick Books, 2024). Her new novel, "We Could Be Rats", is coming out in January 2025. "Everyone In This Room" was long listed for The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, and a finalist for the Ottawa Book Awards. 

Emily was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She studied English Literature and Religious Studies at King's University College, and Library and Information Science at Western University. She received two writing grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and has a background in libraries, teaching, and working as an information architect. She currently resides in Ottawa / the territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. She is represented by Heather Carr at The Friedrich Agency

You can find Emily on Instagram @EmilyRAustinAuthor, Twitter @EmilyRAustin, or TikTok @EmilyAustinAuthor.


Emily Austin gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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