Emily M. Danforth

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Emily Danforth
Born (1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 34)
Miles City, Montana
Alma mater University of Montana (MFA)
University of Nebraska–Lincoln (PhD)
Genre Young-adult, LGBT
Subject Coming-of-age, bildungsroman
Notable works The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Partner Erica E. Edsell

Emily M. Danforth (born January 17, 1980) is an American author. She is Assistant Professor of English at Rhode Island College, teaching creative writing and literature. Her debut novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, was published in February 2012.

Danforth was born and raised in Miles City, Montana.[1] She attended Hofstra University, where she came out.[2] She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.[3]


  1. ^ Danforth, Emily M. (February 28, 2012). "Growing Up Gay in the 1990s: Has That Much Changed for Today's Gay Youth?". Huffington Post. 
  2. ^ Minzesheimer, Bob (March 7, 2012). "New voices: Emily Danforth's 'Cameron Post'". USA Today. 
  3. ^ Sittenfeld, Curtis (Feb 8, 2012). "The Best Novel About a "De-Gaying Camp" Ever Written". Slate. 

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