Cai Emmons

Cai Emmons (1951-2023) (’93, ’94, ’98) is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son (Harcourt), The Stylist (HarperCollins), and Weather Woman(Red Hen Press), and a sequel to Weather Woman, called Sinking Islands (Red Hen Press), UNLEASHED(Dutton), and LIVID (Red Hen Press). Her story collection Vanishing, winner of the 2018 Leapfrog Fiction Contest was published in March 2020. Emmons’s short fiction and essays have appeared in such periodicals as The Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Today, LitHub, Electric Literature, Ms. Magazine, TriQuarterly, Narrative, Arts and Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, The Santa Monica Review, The Pennsylvania Gazette, The New York Post, and Portland Monthly. A story of hers was a finalist for the Missouri Review Jeffrey Smith Editor’s Prize; another was a finalist in the Narrative Fiction Contest. She has received fellowships at The Albee Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Playa, Caldera, and Moulin a Nef in France, and has been interviewed on a variety of podcasts including Final Draft, A Mighty Blaze, and Give and Take.