Emily Raboteau

Emily Raboteau, photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Emily Raboteau, photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Emily Raboteau’s books include The Professor’s DaughterSearching for Zion, winner of the American Book Award; and Lessons for Survival, forthcoming from Holt in 2023. Her fiction and essays have been widely published and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, the New York Times, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, the Guardian, and elsewhere.

She is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a contributing editor at Orion Magazine. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Literary Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lannan Foundation, and MacDowell.

Raboteau resides in New York City and teaches creative writing at The City College of New York in Harlem, once known as “the poor man’s Harvard.”


selected bibliography

Searching for Zion by Emily Raboteau
Searching for Zion (2013)
The Professor's Daughter by Emily Raboteau
The Professor’s Daughter (2005)

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online resources

Emily Raboteau’s website

Video: Raboteau on writing the climate crisis