Cai Emmons

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Cai Emmons is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son, The Stylist, Weather Woman, and the forthcoming Sinking Islands. Her story collection, Vanishing, winner of the 2018 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest, will be published in March 2020. Formerly a playwright and screenwriter, her short work has appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Narrative, and Arts and Culture, among others. She is a graduate of Yale University, New York University, and the University of Oregon where she taught in the Creative Writing Program from 2002-2018. She is now a full-time writer.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Weather Woman (Red Hen Press, 2018)
,
The Stylist (Fourth Estate / HarperPerennial, 2007)
,
His Mother's Son (Harcourt, 2003)
Prizes won: 

Ken Kesey Award for the Novel;

2018 Leapfrog Fiction Contest;

Nautilus Book Award;

Finalist Missouri Review Editor's Prize;

Finalist Narrative Magazine Fiction Prize;

Eric Hoffer Grand Prize--Short-list;

Orison Prize Semi-Finalist 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Alice McDermott, Jennifer Egan, Colum McCann

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Boston , MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
MA
Massachusetts
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Last update: Jul 02, 2019