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Rachel Kushner

The latest revelation of US literature and the only writer to have been a finalist in the National Book Award with her first two novels.

Rachel Kushner was born in Oregonin 1968. The Flamethrowers is her second novel and was a finalist in the 2013 National Book Award, the most important US literary prize. Named Time Critics’ Choice, The Flamethrowers was included on all the lists of best books of 2013, including those of the New York Times, BBC, Time, The Guardian and The New Yorker. New York Magazine considered it the number one book of 2013. Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was also finalist in the 2008 National Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award and New York Times Notable Book.

Her narrative and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Paris Review and Artforum. Guggenheim Fellow 2013.

Update: 20 February 2015


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Rachel Kushner and Eduardo Lago

The Speed of Fiction