Rebecca Donner graduated high school when she was sixteen, and holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA from Columbia University.
Her debut novel, Sunset Terrace, draws on her experience growing up in Section 8 housing. Her graphic novel, Burnout, is a collaboration with the DC Comics artist Inaki Miranda.
A Yaddo fellow and a member of the National Book Critic's Circle, she has published essays and criticism in the New York Times, Bookforum, Guernica, and The Believer. She recently completed her third novel and sings in a band.