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Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard was born and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her PhD in American studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the NEH, and a W. E. B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard University. Her essays have been published in journals and anthologies, among them The American Scholar, Best American Essays, and Best African American Essays. She is the Julian Lindsay Green & Good Professor of English at the University of Vermont.

Dr. Bernard is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose for Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine. Sponsored by the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the award encompasses fiction, travel writing, memoir and diary, and honors exceptional work.

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Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972410
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Published: Vintage - December 3rd, 2019

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Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451493026
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Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

Some of My Best Friends: Writings on Interracial Friendships Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060082772
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 28th, 2005

Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375727078
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2002