Ms. Rachel Lyon

New York, United States

Member Since: 10/09/2015

Rachel Lyon is the author of SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY, published by Scribner in February '18 and long-listed for a Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her shorter work has appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, and other publications. She attended Princeton and Indiana University, where she was fiction editor of the Indiana Review. She teaches fiction workshops for the Sackett Street Writers Workshop and Catapult, and is cofounder and host of the reading series Ditmas Lit in her native Brooklyn, New York.


Twitter Username: @manateesintrees


  • Self Portrait with Boy , Scribner (February 6)


  • Fiction Instructor at Sackett Street Writers Workshop (2015 - )
  • Fiction Instructor at Catapult (2017 - )
  • Instructor at The School of Making Thinking (2017 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Art & Archaeology from Princeton University (2005)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Indiana University (2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction