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Rebecca Donner’s third book, a work of narrative nonfiction, is forthcoming from Little, Brown.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, she graduated high school at 16 and went on to receive a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.F.A. from Columbia University.  She is the author of the novel Sunset Terrace and the graphic novel Burnout.  Her essays, reportage and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, BookforumGuernica, The Rumpus, and The Believer.

She is currently a residential fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center for 2018-19; she has also been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center.  She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and has taught writing at Wesleyan, Columbia University, and Barnard.