Emily M. Keeler

Writer & Editor

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


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. 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 Coach House Books’s punchy non-fiction series, Exploded Views, and was the founding editorial director at Flying Books. In 2012, she was still young enough to think it was a good idea to start a magazine. Little Brother has since folded, but was a National Magazine Award winning magazine of art, fiction and essays that published incredible writers like Haley Mlotek, Naben Ruthnum,  Zoe Whittall, Mariko Tamaki, Kate Knibbs, Kelli María Korducki, and Jeet Heer.

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