Rachel DeWoskin’s fifth book, the novel Second Circus, will be published by Penguin in 2017. Set in 1940’s Shanghai, Second Circus was inspired by DeWoskin’s time as writer-in-residence at the M Literary Residency in Shanghai’s Embankment Building. 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. She has written essays and articles for Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times Magazine of London, Teachers and Writers, and anthologies including Found: Requiem for a Paper Bag, and Wanderlust. Her poems have appeared in journals including Ploughshares, Seneca Review, New Delta Review, Nerve Magazine and The New Orleans Review. She teaches fiction at the University of Chicago.
Rachel DeWoskin is the author of Blind (Penguin, 2014); Big Girl Small (FSG, 2011); Repeat After Me (The Overlook Press, 2009); and Foreign Babes in Beijing (WW Norton, 2005). She is on the fiction faculty at the University of Chicago. racheldewoskin.com