Born in London, Emily Mitchell has also lived in the United States and Japan. She holds a B. A. from Middlebury College and an MFA from Brooklyn College. Her short stories have been published by AGNI, Indiana Review and New England Review. Her reviews have appeared in The New York Times and The New Statesman. The Last Summer of the World, her first novel, was a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award and was named best book of 2007 by the Madison Capital Times, the Providence Journal and the Austin American-Statesman. She is currently working on a second novel and a collection of short stories.