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2017 Wachtmeister Award for Excellence in the Arts winner Emily Rapp Black

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VCCA’s 2017 Wachtmeister Award for Excellence in the Arts winner, Emily Rapp Black will be in residence at VCCA in September. Selected from a highly competitive field of international applicants, Emily will receive, in addition to the a fully-funded residency, reimbursement of travel costs and honorarium. 
Emily is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir, and The Still Point of the Turning World, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Nonfiction. She was educated at Harvard University, St. Olaf College, Trinity College-Dublin, and the University of Texas-Austin where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. In addition to VCCA, Emily has received fellowships from Yaddo, the Jentel Arts Foundation, Fundacion Valparaiso, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Bucknell University, where she was the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence.
Emily's work has appeared in Vogue, The New York TimesLos Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Modern Loss, Wall Street Journal, Huffin…