Emmett Stinson was born in the United States in 1977. He moved to Adelaide in 2004, where he pursued an MA in Creative Writing.
He has received The Age Short Story Award, the ArtsSA Creative Writing Award, a Lannan Poetry Fellowship and the Wagner Medal for Fiction. His essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary journals. He is also a co-founder and fiction editor ofWet Ink: The Magazine of New Writing.
Emmett is currently a Lecturer in Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne.