September 29, 2023
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a novel by emily m. danforth (Ph.D. 2011), is #1 on a list of 16 of the Most Influential LGBT Books in Literature as determined by a survey of the BuzzFeed community. The novel was also recently featured on Bustle.com's list of 9 of Literature's Best LGBTQ Coming-of-Age Sexuality Stories.
danforth is a graduate of the UNL English Department's creative writing program, and "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" was her dissertation, as co-directed by Timothy Schaffert and the late Gerald Shapiro. "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" received rave reviews upon its publication in 2012 (LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and others) and was named one the year's best teen/YA books by Amazon, Kirkus, Boston Globe, School Library Journal, and Booklist. While a student at UNL, danforth was also the assistant director of the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, where she first connected with her literary agent, Jessica Regel. She is currently at work on her second novel, "Side Talks With Girls,"and she is an assistant professor of English at Rhode Island College.
Read the full "16 of the Most Influential LGBT Books in Literature" list from BuzzFeed