Rachel Khong

2020 Virtual Author-in-Residence

Rachel’s debut novel, Goodbye, Vitamin was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Booklist, and The Independent. Her novel was also the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for First Fiction. Rachel grew up in Southern California, and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor then executive editor of Lucky Peach magazine. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, Joyland, American Short Fiction, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, and California Sunday. She lives in San Francisco where she founded The Ruby, a creative work and event space for women and nonbinary people. You can find her on Twitter @rachelkhong, on Instagram @rrrrrrrachelkhong or on her website, rachelkhong.com.

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