Emily Ruskovich grew up in the Idaho Panhandle on Hoodoo Mountain.

Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope, One Story, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, and her essays have appeared in The Paris Review and LitHub.

A winner of a 2015 O. Henry Award and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop,

she currently teaches creative writing in the M.F.A. program at  Boise State University.

She lives in Idaho City.

Idaho is her first novel.



Listen to her discuss her novel Idaho on Boise State Public Radio with University President Bob Kustra:

Reader's Corner: The Crafting of Idaho, Part One (aired October 6, 2017) 

Reader's Corner: Real Life Influences in Idaho, Part Two (aired October 13, 2017)