Emily M. Danforth

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Emily Danforth
Born (1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 40)
Miles City, Montana
Alma materUniversity of Montana (MFA)
University of Nebraska–Lincoln (PhD)
GenreYoung adult, LGBT
SubjectComing-of-age, bildungsroman
Notable worksThe Miseducation of Cameron Post
PartnerErica E. Edsell

Emily M. Danforth (born January 17, 1980) is an American author. She is Associate 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. This book became the basis for a 2018 film with the same name.

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]

Her second novel, published in 2020, is Plain Bad Heroines. The book is set in a Rhode Island boarding school and the Los Angeles film industry.


  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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