Rachel DeWoskin is the author of six books of fiction and nonfiction for teens and adults: Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China, Repeat After Me, Big Girl Small (winner of ALA’s Alex Award), Blind, Someday We Will Fly (winner of the National Jewish Book Award and ALA’s Sydney Taylor Book Award), and Banshee. She is also an accomplished poet, and her debut collection Two Menus, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times Magazine of London, Teachers and Writers, and numerous anthologies. She spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera, which became the basis for her memoir. She is on the core fiction faculty at the University of Chicago, and is an affiliated faculty member of the Centers for East Asian Studies and Jewish Studies. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.