Emily Temple holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns fellow and the recipient of a Henfield Prize. Her first novel, The Lightness, will be published by William Morrow in 2020. 

Her fiction has previously appeared in Colorado ReviewElectric Literature's Recommended Reading, Indiana ReviewFairy Tale ReviewSonora ReviewSycamore ReviewNo TokensTerritory, and elsewhere. She was named a finalist for the Calvino Prize by Robert Coover. She is a senior editor at Literary Hub and lives primarily in a queen-sized bed in Brooklyn.