Emma Copley Eisenberg is a queer writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Esquire, Guernica, The Washington Post Magazine, and others. Her first book of nonfiction is The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia which was a New York Times Notable Book and Editor’s Choice of 2020, as well as nominated for an Edgar Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and an Anthony Bouchercon Award.
Invested in diversifying access to reporting skills, she teaches the bi-monthly course Reporting for Creative Writers, and has taught creative writing at Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Virginia, Catapult, and others. Raised in New York City, she lives in Philadelphia, where she directs Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts. Her next two books, a novel and a collection of short stories, are forthcoming from Hogarth (Penguin Random House).