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Emily Austin (she/her) is the author of “Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead”, which was published in 2021 by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster Canada, and Atlantic Books. "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. Her second novel, "Interesting Facts About Space", and her first book of poetry "Gay Girl Prayers", are coming soon.

Emily was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She earned her B.A. in English Language & Literature and Religious Studies at King's University College, and her M.A. in Library and Information Science at Western University. She has a background in libraries, teaching, and working as an information architect. She currently resides in Ottawa / the territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation.

Her novella “Oh Honey” was published in 2017 by Holland House Books. She received a writing grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for queer feminist poetry in 2020, which are being published by Brick Books, and a grant in 2022 to write a new novel. 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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