Emily Raboteau

Essayist, Author


Who is Emily Raboteau?

Emily Raboteau is an American fiction writer, essayist, and City College of New York professor who grew up in New Jersey, received a MFA from New York University and whose first novel The Professor's Daughter was published in 2005. Her second book, "Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora," a work of creative nonfiction, will be published in 2013.

Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Oxford American, The Believer, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Mystery Stories and Best African American Essays. She has received the Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Raboteau is married to novelist Victor Lavalle and lives in New York City.

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on July 23, 2013


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