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Rachel Kushner

USA flag (b.1968)

Rachel Kushner is an American writer, known for her novels Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers. She lives in Los Angeles.One of her influences is the American novelist Don DeLillo.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
September 2024

Creation Lake
   Telex from Cuba (2008)
   The Flamethrowers (2013)
   The Mars Room (2018)
   Creation Lake (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
Non fiction show
Rachel Kushner recommends
Denial (2022)
Jon Raymond
"The future is so painful to think about, and yet I was totally hooked into Jon Raymond's rendition of it in Denial, set in 2052: a world with new-fangled exhaustless cars but old philosophical quandaries, and older rituals: the bullfight, the scapegoat, the love interest. I blew through this book too quickly, but will be thinking about it for a long time to come."
Trust (2022)
Hernán Diaz
"Diaz understands, and deeply, how strange money is, as an omnipotent and imaginary substance that controls our lives. Trust glints with wonder and knowledge and mystery. Its plotlines are as etched and surreal as Art Deco geometry, while inside that architecture are people who feel appallingly real. This novel is very classical and very original: Balzac would be proud, but so would Borges."
Virtue (2021)
Hermione Hoby
"Hermione Hoby has a a high-wire command of language and a sensitivity for conjuring facets of being that I never knew could be described until I read Virtue."

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Books containing stories by Rachel Kushner
By the Book (2014)
Writers On Literature and the Literary Life
edited by
Pamela Paul

Award nominations
2019 ALA Notable Books for Adults (nominee) : The Mars Room
2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (nominee) : The Mars Room
2018 Booker Prize (shortlist) : The Mars Room
2014 The Writers' Prize for Fiction (nominee) : The Flamethrowers
2013 National Book Award for Fiction (shortlist) : The Flamethrowers
2013 James Tait Black Memorial Prize (nominee) : The Flamethrowers
2008 National Book Award for Fiction (shortlist) : Telex from Cuba

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