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Rachel Swearingen

Rachel Swearingen is the author of How to Walk on Water and Other Stories, which received the New American Press Fiction Prize, and was named the 2021 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year and a New York Times Book Review “New & Noteworthy Selection.” Her stories and essays have appeared in Electric Lit, VICEThe Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, Off Assignment, AGNI, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. Her fiction has garnered numerous prizes, including the Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and the Mississippi Review Prize. She lives in Chicago and teaches in Cornell College’s low-residency MFA program.

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