November 12, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMUptown Campus
Rachel Kushner's new novel, The Mars Room, debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the Prix Médicis in France. Her previous novel, The Flamethrowers, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, the 2014 Folio Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and was chosen as one of the 5 best novels of the year by the New York Times. A book of early short fictions, The Strange Case of Rachel K, was published by New Directions in 2014. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was reviewed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. Kushner's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and the Paris Review. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, and 2016 winner of the Harold D. Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Los Angeles.