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" has been long listed for The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and it was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award. Her second novel, "Interesting Facts About Space" is coming soon.
Emily was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She earned her B.A. in English Language & Literature 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 has received a writing grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for queer feminist poetry, and she is represented by Heather Carr at The Friedrich Agency.
Emily Austin gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.