Emily Wallace is a freelance writer and illustrator with a master's in pimento cheese. She serves as deputy editor of Southern Cultures at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has written and illustrated work for other publications including The Washington Post, Southern Living, The Oxford American, and GOOD In 2015, Wallace was nominated for a James Beard Award in humor writing for her written/illustrated essay, "Ham to Ham Combat: The Tale of Two Smithfields." She lives in Durham with her muppet (dog) Rubick.


News: "An Elaborate Excuse for a Pun: Illustrations by Emily E. Wallace," currently on view at Wilson Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.