Emi Nietfeld

Emi Nietfeld is the author of Acceptance, out in paperback August 1st, 2023. A former foster youth, she's also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and other publications.

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The Problem of the Orphan Plot The Problem of the Orphan Plot

The child welfare system has served as a convenient narrative device for novels, podcasts, and the like. A new book interrogates what we think we know about foster care.

Jul 20, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Emi Nietfeld