Emily Nemens is a writer, illustrator, and editor. In 2018, she became the seventh editor of The Paris Review. Previously, she coedited The Southern Review. Raised in Seattle, she earned degrees from Brown University and Louisiana State University. As an illustrator, she’s collaborated with Harvey Pekar and published her work in The New Yorker; her watercolor portraits of every woman in Congress have been featured across the web and on national TV. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2020.