Emily Adrian

Emily Adrian is the author of Everything Here Is Under Control and The Second Season, as well as two critically acclaimed novels for young adults. Her memoir, Daughterhood, is forthcoming in 2024. Her work has appeared in Granta, Joyland, EPOCH, Alta Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Millions. She is a Senior Editor at Great Place Books. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Emily currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Student Feedback for Emily

“Emily’s class opened my eyes to so many new ways of thinking about fiction, as a reader and writer. I felt like I got to know the other writers in the class well, which is so rare for an online class, and is entirely thanks to her teaching. And Emily’s feedback on my writing was encouraging and insightful. I loved her class so much.” – Jaime Green, author of The Possibility of Life


“A brilliant and generous teacher, Emily Adrian has a naturally graceful way of encouraging her students’ individual gifts and strengths. The craft discussions she leads in class analyzing a fine selection of short stories are illuminating and fun. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed several of her writing courses and always come away with new insights.” – Laura Geringer Bass, author of The Girl With More Than One Heart