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Rachel Yoder is the author of Nightbitch, her debut novel released in July 2021.
Selected as an Indie Next Pick in August 2021, Nightbitch has gone on to be named a best book of the year by Esquire and Vulture and recognized as a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and on the shortlist for the McKitterick Prize. To date, Nightbitch has been translated into 13 languages. A film adaptation directed by Marielle Heller and starring Amy Adams will be released in 2023.
Rachel is a graduate of the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and also holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. She grew up in a Mennonite community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio and now lives in Iowa City.