Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction
Born: 1972 in Kyoto, Japan
DeWoskin teaches fiction at the University of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Rachel DeWoskin graduated from Columbia University and moved to Beijing to work in Public Relations, but ended up starring in the hit Chinese soap opera Foreign Babes in Beijing. After spending time there and returning to the US, she earned a masters in poetry from Boston University and published a memoir about her experiences on the Chinese soap, which had 600 million viewers. DeWoskin’s memoir is currently in production with HBO.
Currently, DeWoskin is on the creative writing faculty at the University of Chicago and divides her time between Chicago and Beijing.
- Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China , Norton, 2005
- Repeat After Me: A Novel, Overlook Press, 2009
- Big Girl Small: A Novel, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
- Blind, Penguin, 2014
Titles at Your Library
Repeat After Me: A Novel
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Big Girl Small: A Novel
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Repeat After Me
- Book of the Year, Forward Magazine, 1989
Big Girl Small
- Top Three Books, Newsday, 2011
- Alex Award, American Library Association, 2012
- Library Guild Selection
- Starred Review, Kirkus
- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Please contact her at:
c/o Grinberg Literary Management
244 5th Avenue 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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