Emily Raboteau is an assistant professor in the English Department at the City College of New York. She has an MFA in Fiction from New York University, where she was a New York Times Fellow. Her short stories have appeared in Callaloo, the Missouri Review, the Gettysburg Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories 2003 and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, a Bread Loaf Fellowship in 2006, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Henry Holt published her first novel, The Professor’s Daughter, in 2005. The Professor’s Daughter was written in part to answer the question, “What are You?” when her answer, “”My mother is white, and my father is black” felt entirely unsatisfactory. Grove will publish her next book, Searching for Zion.