blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Paula Champa

Paula Champa is the author of the novel The Afterlife of Emerson Tang (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), which was selected as a Notable Design Book of 2013 by Designers & Books. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals and in the anthology The Way We Work (Vanderbilt University Press, 2008). She is the recipient of a 2010 residency at the European Translation Center’s House of Literature in Paros, Greece, and a 1998 Individual Artist’s Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.  end

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