Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 Host Kathleen Marshall Welcomes Author Rachel DeWoskin, Speaking About Her New Book, BLIND

Rachel DeWoskin Rachel DeWoskin has written three critically acclaimed novels for adults.  BLIND is her first novel written expressly for young adults.  With BLIND she has taken a leap into the world of teenagers, their small and large tragedies, their relationships, their concerns, their hearts and their minds.

BLIND’s central character,15 year old Emma Sash Silver has been blinded in an accident.  And so the novel begins as weBlind live with Emma for a year in her life.  She has adjustments to make, to her new blindness, to her family’s concerns and new dynamics, to mainstreaming back into ‘her’ school, and to another tragedy in her small community that is not her own.

Rachel DeWoskin’s essays and articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times Magazine of London, Teachers and Writers, and Conde Nast Traveler.  She has published poems in journals including Ploughshares, Seneca Review, New Delta Review, Nerve Magazine and The New Orleans Review. She teaches memoir and fiction at the University of Chicago, and divides her time between Chicago and Beijing, with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two little girls.

Rachel lived in China working as an interpreter in her twenties and became the unlkely star of a Chinese soap opera.

To learn more about Rachel and her writing visit her website

To listen to and/or download Kathleen’s conversation with Rachel DeWoskin click the following link:    10-13-2014-kathleen_rachel-dewoskin.mp3

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