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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
 
Anthologies edited
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : Telex from Cuba
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : The Flamethrowers
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Mars Room


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Pull Me Under (2016)
Kelly Luce
"Pull Me Under is a strange and very appealing novel."
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Moving Kings (2017)
Joshua Cohen
"Joshua Cohen is a blacksmith who heats, hammers, and molds the language to sharpest, most precise points—not for the sake of craft, but to tell a troubled story about troubled life in the twenty-first century. This is a dazzling and poignant book."
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theMystery.doc (2017)
Matthew McIntosh
"theMystery.doc may seem capacious but is actually sly, shy, and precise, and Matthew McIntosh is ambitious in the good sense: he attempts something new, with new vitality, and at that, absolutely succeeds."
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Vengeance (2018)
Zachary Lazar
"The state of Louisiana is the world's incarceration capital and Zachary Lazar, a resident of New Orleans, is a world-class novelist, who brings humility and sensitivity to this new book. The urgency of Lazar's subject, combined with his graceful submission to it, makes Vengeance incredibly timely, and also timeless in its value as art."

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