Emily Rapp Black

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Emily Rapp
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Emily Rapp Black

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In addition to the courses she's teaching below, Emily will be featured in our free Salon: Staring at an Eclipse– Writing What Is Too Hard to Write on 6/19, and our free Happy Hour Reading: Emily Rapp Black and Akhil Sharma on 6/16. (Registration required)

Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir (BloomsburyUSA) and The Still Point of the Turning World (Penguin Press), a New York Times bestseller, an Editor’s Pick, and a finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Nonfiction. A former Fulbright scholar and recent Guggenheim Fellow, 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 fellowships 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 Fiction Writer-in-Residence. Her work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in VOGUE, the New York Times, Die Zeit, The Times-London, the Sydney Herald, Salon, O the Oprah Magazine, Slate, Huffington Post, The Sun, TIME, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Redbook, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review. She has two books forthcoming in 2021: Sanctuary (Random House), and Cartography for Cripples: Sex, Disability, and Fetish through the Life and Work of Frida Kahlo (Nottinghill Editions/New York Review of Books). She runs an editing business, Blueprint Manuscript Consulting, and is at work on a novel and a craft book. She lives in Southern California, where she is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California-Riverside.

Emily Rapp Black's Published Work