Ms. Rachel Basch

Connecticut, United States

Rachel Basch is the author of two novels. The Passion of Reverend Nash (W.W. Norton) was named one of the five best novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor. Degrees of Love (W.W. Norton, Harper Paperbacks) was translated into Dutch and German and was a selection of The Hartford Courant’s Book Club. Basch has reviewed books for The Washington Post Book World, and her nonfiction has appeared in n+1, Parenting and The Huffington Post. In 2011 Basch received a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and she recently won the William Van Wert Prize in fiction for the first chapter of her forthcoming novel, The Listener. A dedicated teacher of creative writing for over 20 years, Basch is a contributor to Now Write!: Fiction Writing Exercises From Today’s Best Writers & Teachers. Basch has been a Visiting Writer at Trinity College. In addition to leading private master classes, she currently teaches in Fairfield University's MFA Program and Wesleyan University's Graduate Liberal Studies Program.Basch holds degrees from Wesleyan University and NYU's Graduate Creative Writing Program, where she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship and a University Scholarship.




Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction