Emily Wilson is professor of Classical Studies and graduate chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. In November 2017, W.W. Norton & Company published her translation of the Odyssey, the first known complete translation by a woman in English.
Wilson attended Oxford University and Yale University. In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance and Early Modern scholarship. She lives in Philadelphia with her three daughters, dog, and three cats.