Rachel DeWoskin is the author of several works of fiction. Her most recent, Banshee, was published by Dottir Press in 2019. Her critically acclaimed fourth novel, Someday We Will Fly was published by Penguin in 2019. Blind (Penguin, 2014) was a Library Guild and Illinois Reads selection. Big Girl Small (FSG 2011), received the 2012 American Library Association's Alex Award, and was named one of the best three books of 2011 by Newsday.
Dwoskin’s memoir, Foreign Babes in Beijing (WW Norton, 2005), about the years she spent in China as the unlikely star of a Chinese soap opera, has been published in six countries, optioned by Paramount, HBO and the Sundance Channel, and is now in development at BBC America, where Dweoskin is co-writing a TV series based on the book.
DeWoskin’s debut novel Repeat After Me, won a Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Sunday Times Magazine of London, Teachers and Writers, and numerous anthologies.
She is on the core fiction faculty and is an affiliated faculty member of Jewish Sttudies and East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago