Emily M. Keeler

Writer & Editor

 

About

Emily M. Keeler is a writer and editor in Toronto.


Her writing has been published in the Guardian, CNQ, the Los Angeles Times, the Globe and Mail, the New Inquiry, Brick, and collected in Best Canadian Essays. Her most recent essay, for Maisonnueve, examined the (somewhat degraded) role of books criticism in Canada. 


As an editor, Emily has helmed the National Post’s book section (back when that paper had a books section), and has served as a senior editor at the Walrus and Toronto Life. Many moons ago, she was also the Toronto editor for Joyland, a website devoted to short stories.


Emily has been the series editor of Exploded Views, a punchy collection of non fiction books from Coach House Books, and was the founding editorial director at Flying Books, where she acquired debut novels by Marlowe Granados and Anna Fitzpatrick. In 2012, she founded the much beloved (and fondly remembered) Little Brother Magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for fiction, and led to Emily being called a “very cool editor” by the legendary British style magazine i-D.

Currently, Emily is at work on a novel about being perceived. She is represented by Samantha Haywood at the Transatlantic Agency. 

Photo of Emily M. Keeler, credit to Yuli Marubashi-Scheidt