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Emily Raboteau is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter (Henry Holt) and
a work of creative nonfiction, Searching for Zion (Grove/Atlantic), named a best book of
2013 by The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, a finalist for the Hurston
Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and winner of
a 2014 American Book Award.  Her fiction and essays have been widely published and
anthologized in Best American Short StoriesThe New York Times, The New Yorker,
Tin House, Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, The Guardian, Guernica, VQR, The Believer,
Salon, New York Review of Books and elsewhere.  Honors include a Pushcart
Prize, The Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation,
the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.  An avid world traveler, Raboteau resides in New
York City and teaches creative writing in Harlem at City College, once known as “the
poor man’s Harvard.”


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