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Emma Rathbone

Emma Rathbone’s first novel is The Patterns of Paper Monsters (Reagan Arthur, 2010). Her writing has appeared on FiveChapters, The Millions, and the New Yorker blog. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in 2006. She teaches fiction writing in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Percy Yutar in his chambers. Courtesy of David Yutar.

Mandela’s Prosecutor

Fall 2013 | Profiles

“The most important thing of course in his childhood was the loss of his fingers when he was thirteen.” My friend David is telling me about his father, Percy Yutar. We’re sitting in a sunny apartment in the neighborhood of Tamboerskloof, Cape Town.