Photographs by Beowulf Sheehan


Rebecca Donner is the author of a novel, Sunset Terracewhich draws on her experience growing up in Section 8 housing, and Burnouta graphic novel about ecoterrorism.  Her essays, reportage and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times,  BookforumGuernica, The Rumpusand The Believer. 

Born in Vancouver, 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 has been awarded fellowships and residencies by Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Mensa. She has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Columbia University, and Barnard College.

She is in a band with a few other literary types, and performed at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner Jam.  

Her next book, a work of narrative nonfiction, is forthcoming from Little, Brown.