Rebecca Donner Author"Donner's writing is nothing short of gorgeous." - Baltimore Sun

Rebecca Donner was born in Vancouver, Canada, and during childhood lived in such varied locales as Japan, Michigan, Virginia and California. She graduated high school at 16 and received degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University. 

Her first novel, Sunset Terrace, was published to critical acclaim.

Rebecca has worked at the New Yorker and taught writing at Wesleyan University, Columbia University, Barnard College, and The New School. 

A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Rebecca has published essays and criticism in the New York Times, Bookforum, The Believer, and other publications. She is the former Literary Director of the renowned KGB Fiction Series, and the editor of On the Rocks: The KGB Bar Fiction Anthology. She ventured into the world of comics in 2008, when DC Comics published her graphic novel, Burnout, a collaboration with the artist Inaki Miranda.

From 2007-2010, she was a lyricist for a cabaret series at New York's Symphony Space.

More often than not, though, she's slogging away on her next novel, or out fishing.


Recent News

Rebecca's essay, "Found Object," has been published in the inaugural edition of Crony Magazine.

Rebecca's interview with former Granta editor John Freeman has been published in Bookforum

Rebecca joins noted writers and avid Joyceans in reading Ulysses aloud for Symphony Space's annual Bloomsday celebration.

Bookforum has published Rebecca's interview with Rebecca Miller.

Rebecca's review of Héctor Tobar's The Barbarian Nurseries was published in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Rebecca was awarded a residency at Yaddo.