Emma Komlos-Hrobsky is a writer, illustrator, and multimedia storyteller whose work has appeared in Guernica, Conjunctions, Tin House, Hunger Mountain, Bookforum, and The Story Collider.
For nine years, she served as associate editor at Tin House magazine and Tin House Books, and as founder and director of the Tin House Craft Intensives. She holds an MFA from the New School, where she later taught writing and advised 12th Street, the journal of writing and democracy of the Riggio Honors Program. She has also taught as a guest of Writers @ Work in Salt Lake City, Utah and for The Masters Review.
A creative polymath, Emma’s other undertakings span media and form, and often use the ideas of science as a means of telling human stories. With Anna Lindemann, she authored the script for The Colony, a multimedia performance piece about army ants, eusociality, and sisterhood, debuting 2019. As a Plath scholar, Emma has been celebrated for her award-winning original work on Plath’s conception of religion, subjectivity, and poetic making. She is also the author and illustrator of Camp Tons-A-Yaks, an epistolary summer camp mail art project, now in its fifth year. She is at work on a short story collection set in the wild and liminal spaces of the American west, and a novel. She hails from Boulder, Colorado, and lives, alas, in New York City.