Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, Los Angeles Review of Books, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for The Story Prize, and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living Room (2009) was called “...edgy, moving, smart, funny, and altogether human,” by author Dani Shapiro, and “perfectly paced” by The New York Times Book Review. She teaches in the MFA Progam at Columbia University and leads the Ditmas Writing Workshops.
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