Emily M. Danforth

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Emily Danforth
Born (1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 41)
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.

Early life and education[edit]

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 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.

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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