Rachel Kushner

35th annual Key West Literary Seminar

Revealing Power: The Literature of Politics
January 12–15, 2017

Rachel Kushner is the author of The Flamethrowers, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, the 2014 Folio Prize, and the James Tait Black Prize, longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and a New York Times Top Five Novel of 2013. Kushner’s debut novel, Telex From Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. Kushner is the only writer ever to be nominated for a National Book Award in Fiction for both a first and second novel. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New YorkerHarper’s, the New York Times, and the Paris Review, among other places. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Selected Bibliography

The Flame Throwers (2013)
Telex From Cuba: A Novel (2008)

Online Resources

LA Review of Books interview
New York Times profile

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