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St. John's my middle name. The books go under M." – Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel (1979 -    ) was born and raised on Denman Island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Mandel, the daughter of a plumber and a social worker was homeschooled until she was 15. One of her homeschool curriculum requirements was that she had to write something every day, so she was in the habit of writing from a very early age.  Mandel left school at 18 to study contemporary dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. After graduation, she lived briefly in New York and Montreal before relocating to New York City.

Her fourth novel, Station Eleven, published in 2014 was long listed for the National Book Award. All three of her previous novels—Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, and The Lola Quartet—were Indie Next Picks, and The Singer's Gun was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions.

Mandel is married and lives in New York City with her husband, the playwright and producer Kevin Mandel, and daughter.

(Source: author's and publisher’s websites) 


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Station Eleven (2014)

The Lola Quartet

The Singer's Gun

Last Night in Montreal


The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (ed. by Lisa Scottoline, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
(ed. by Sari Botton, Seal Press, 2013)

Imaginary Oklahoma
(ed. by Jeff Martin, This Land Press, 2013)

Venice Noir
(ed. by Maxim Jakubowski, Akashic, 2012)

The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of the Book
(ed. by Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee, 2011)