Emma Törzs (me) is a writer, teaching artist, and waitress based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
My short fiction has been published in journals such as Ploughshares, the Threepenny Review, Narrative, the Cincinnati Review, and Salt Hill, and honored with a 2015 O. Henry Prize, a 2015 Missouri Review Editors' Prize, a 2015 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant, a 2016 Next Step Grant from the MRAC and the McKnight Foundation, a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant from the MSAB, and fellowships from the Jentel, Ucross and Willapa Bay residencies. I'm also a very enthusiastic graduate of Clarion West 2017 (thank you Norwescon for sponsoring me!), and I hold an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana, Missoula.
In my work and my life I'm interested in gossip, equality, intimacy, fear, family, food, micro-communities, Tarot, the privilege of traveling/traveling with privilege, myth, and platonic love. I'm also interested in everything else.
Black Lives Matter. Boo to capitalism. Etc.