Emily Wallace is a freelance writer and illustrator with a masters in pimento cheese (technically folklore with a masters thesis on p.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, and is currently working on an illustrated book of short essays with the University of Texas Press.


News: O Moldy Night, a pop-up museum of shaped foods co-curated with Kate Elia & Kate Medley, on view at the Durham Hotel Sunday, March 4th, 5–7:00 PM (and now viewable in the Bitter Southerner).

"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.