Biography

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner’s new novel, THE FLAMETHROWERS, is out in April 2013. Her debut novel, TELEX FROM CUBA, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. It was named a best book by the Washington Post Book World, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. Kushner's fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, Fence, Bomb, Cabinet and Grand Street. She lives in Los Angeles.

Rachel Kushner

Books by Rachel Kushner

by Rachel Kushner - Fiction

The year is 1975, and Reno has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. There, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro’s family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the ’70s. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.