Meet Rachel DeWoskin, author of Repeat After Me, a novel about a young American ESL teacher, a troubled Chinese radical, and their unexpected New York romance, at the Center for Fiction, Mercantile Library of New York on Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm. Rachel will appear on a program with fellow writers Katie Kitamura and Nancy Mauro.
Rachel DeWoskin was educated at Columbia and Boston University. In 1994, she moved to Beijing, where she worked in public relations before taking a starring role in a hugely successful Chinese soap opera. Her acclaimed first book, Foreign Babes in Beijing, has been published in five languages and is currently being developed as a feature film by Paramount Pictures. In addition to her two books, Rachel's essays and poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Seneca Review, Nerve Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and Teachers & Writers Magazine. The recipient of an American Academy of Poets Award in 2000 and a Grolier Poetry Prize in 2002.