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Emily Fridlund

Senior Lecturer

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Rockefeller Hall, Room 435
ejf97@cornell.edu

Educational Background

University of Southern California, PhD

Overview

EMILY FRIDLUND grew up in Minnesota. Her first novel, History of Wolves (Grove Atlantic), was a finalist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. It won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. History of Wolves was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of USA Today’s Notable Books, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a #1 Indie Next pick. The opening chapter was awarded the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Fiction. Fridlund’s debut collection of stories, Catapult (Sarabande), won the Mary McCarthy Prize. Her fiction has appeared in a variety of journals, including Boston Review, ZYZZYVAFiveChapters, New Orleans ReviewSou’westerNew Delta ReviewPainted Bride Quarterly, and Southwest Review. Fridlund received a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, where she completed a study of simultaneity in modernist and contemporary narratives by women.

Departments/Programs

  • English

Research

  • Craft of Fiction
  • Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature
  • Twentieth-Century and Contemporary British Literature
  • Gender Studies, Feminist and Queer Theory
  • Narrative Theory
  • the Gothic Novel
  • Ecocriticism
  • Animal Studies
  • Creative Writing

Courses

News

Hutchinson, Fridlund receive American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards

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