About this Event
141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
The English Department welcomes writer Emily Nemens for a reading of her work. Emily Nemens is a writer, illustrator, and editor. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in February 2020 and released in paperback by Picador in 2021.
Emily Nemens grew up in Seattle and received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where she studied art history and studio art. She completed an MFA degree in fiction at Louisiana State University. As an illustrator, she’s collaborated with Harvey Pekar, published her work in The New Yorker, and her watercolor portraits of every woman in congress were featured across the web and on national TV. Her short stories have appeared in Blackbird (Tarumoto Prize winner), Esquire, n+1, The Iowa Review, Hobart, and The Gettysburg Review. She lives in New York and remains a Mariners fan. Read more about her at emilynemens.com
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This event is made possible by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund, established by alumna and trustee Mary Wallace Kirk `11, who established the fund in honor of her parents to support the programs of art, music, history, philosophy, and literature on campus.