Emily Rapp Black

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Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, which was a New York Times bestseller. A former Fulbright scholar, she was educated at Harvard University, Trinity College-Dublin, Saint Olaf College, and the University of Texas-Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She has received awards and recognition for her work from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Jentel Arts Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Fundacion Valparaiso, and Bucknell University, where she was the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence. Her work has appeared in VOGUE, The New York Times, The Times-London, Salon, Slate, Huffington Post, The Sun, TIME, Alcalde, The Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, Redbook, Palm Springs Life, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. She is a regular contributor to academic journals in the fields of genetics, medical narratives, and disability studies. In 2014-2015, she held the Joseph Russo Chair of Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico and is currently a faculty member in the University of California-Riverside-Palm Desert MFA program and assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California-Riverside.

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