Emily St. John Mandel: Biography

Emily St. John Mandel

Born in 1979, Emily grew up on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Emily lived in Montreal for a brief period and then moved to New York. The highly-praised author Emily is also a contemporary dancer who studied dance at the school of Toronto Dance Theatre.

Emily is a great writer. She has written four novels. Emily has received huge appreciation and recognition for all her works. The short fiction and essays that she wrote has been anthologized in numerous collections including Best American Mystery Stories 2013.

One of Emily’s novels named, ‘The Singer’s Gun’ won the Prix Mystere de la Critque in France in Year 2014. The last novel that Emily wrote was, ‘Station Eleven’ which is also her favourite novel out of the four novels. ‘Station Eleven’ was so well written that it was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/ Faulkner Award. The book also won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award and the Morning News Tournament of Books.

The novel, ‘Station Eleven’ brought huge fame to Emily. The book was translated into 27 languages. The novel is set in the near future in a world ravaged by the effects of a virus. The movie adaptation of the novel is under development by producer Scott Steindorff.

Currently Emily lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. She is also the staff writer for ‘The Millions’.