Emily St. John Mandel was born on the west coast of British Columbia,
Canada. She studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and
lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York.
Her third novel, The Lola Quartet, is forthcoming in 2012 from Unbridled Books in the United States and McArthur & Company in Canada. Her previous novels are Last Night in Montreal (a June 2009 Indie Next pick and a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 2009 Book of the Year) and The Singer's Gun (winner of an Indie Bookseller's Choice Award, #1 Indie Next pick for May 2010, long-listed for both The Morning News' 2011 Tournament of Books and the 2011 Spinetingler Awards.)
She is a staff writer for The Millions. She has an essay in the recent anthology The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of the Book (Soft Skull, 2011), and her short fiction will appear in Venice Noir, an anthology forthcoming from Akashic Books in 2012. She is married and lives in Brooklyn.
Emily St. John Mandel's website
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