Rachel Kushner: Biography

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner is an American writer and journalist whose works were highly praised and honoured. Rachel was born in Eugene, Oregon and moved to San Francisco in 1979. Having mastered in Creative Writing, Rachel started her career as an editor before focussing on writing.

The New York Times praised Rachel as an “excellent – Brooklyn-based journalist of art, fiction and poetry”. Rachel worked as an editor at Grand Street and BOMB before joining Soft Targets.

Rachel received huge recognition for her novels, ‘The Flamethrowers’ and ‘Telex from Cuba’. Rachel’s debut novel, ‘Telex from Cuba’ was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. ‘The Flamethrowers’ also made to the final list for the 2013 National Book Award and was named a top book of 2013 by New York Magazine, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Wall Street Journal and many more.

Additionally Rachel received the Guggenheim Fellowship in the year 2013 and has also won the Howard D. Vursell Award in 2016 for her prose style from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Many of her works has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s and The Paris Review.