- Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
- MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1995
- AB, summa cum laude, Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges, 1991
Emily Barton is the author of three novels: The Book of Esther, Brookland, and The Testament of Yves Gundron. Her fiction, criticism, and essays have appeared in many publications, including Story magazine, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, the Massachusetts Review, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Jewish Daily Forward’s Sisterhood blog, the New York Observer, Poetry magazine, Tablet.com, Kveller.com, and the Threepenny Review.
Her work has been recognized with grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Barton also has won the Bard Fiction Prize.
Before coming to teach at Oberlin, Barton taught at New York University, Yale University, Columbia University, Smith College, Bard College, and Princeton University.
Emily Barton Reviews NovelFebruary 20, 2020
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Emily Barton reviewed Kiran Millwood Hargrave's novel "The Mercies" for the New York Times.
Emily Barton Publishes Short StorySeptember 4, 2019
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Emily Barton has a new short story, "Better," in Guernica.
Emily Barton Publishes ReviewApril 23, 2019
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Emily Barton published a review of G. Willow Wilson's new novel, "The Bird King," in the New York Times book review.
Emily Barton Reviews BookDecember 11, 2018
Emily Barton, assistant professor of creative writing, reviewed Kenji Miyazawa's dark fairy tales in the New York Times.