Emma Eisenberg (2018) is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and justice reportage. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Granta, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature Recommended Reading, ZZVZZYA, Catapult, The Rumpus, The New Republic, The Marshall Project, Salon, Slate, Splinter, 100 Days in Appalachia, and more. Emma is the recipient of honors and fellowships from the Tin House Summer Workshop, Lambda Literary, Buzzfeed, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Turkey Land Cove Foundation, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Emma will continue work on “The Third Rainbow Girl,” under contract with Hachette Books. It is an investigation of the brutal murder of two young women in rural Pocahontas County, West Virginia in 1980 and how that crime-a mysterious act of violence against a pair of middle-class outsiders on their way to a peace festival-came to loom over several generations of struggling Appalachians.