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Rachel E DeWoskin

University of Chicago
Prof/Novelist
Chicago, IL
Rachel DeWoskin’s fifth book, the novel Second Circus, will be published by Penguin in Spring, 2018. Her critically acclaimed novel, Blind, was published by Penguin in 2014 and is a Library Guild and an Illinois Reads selection. Her novel Big Girl Small (FSG, 2011), received the American Library Association’s Alex Award and was named one of the top 3 books of the year by Newsday. DeWoskin’s memoir, Foreign Babes in Beijing (WW Norton 2005), about the years she spent in China as the unlikely star of a Chinese soap opera, has been published in six countries, optioned by Paramount, HBO and the Sundance Channel, and is now in development at BBC America, where DeWoskin is co-writing a TV series based on the book. DeWoskin’s debut novel Repeat After Me (Overlook Press, 2009), won a Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times Magazine of London, Teachers and Writers, and numerous anthologies. Her poems have been published in journals including Ploughshares, Seneca Review, New Delta Review, Nerve Magazine, The New Orleans Review, and collections including The Helen Burns Poetry Anthology: New Voices from the Academy of American Poets. She is on the core fiction faculty at the University of Chicago.