Rachel Yoder is the author of Nightbitch (Doubleday), her debut novel set for release in July 2021, which has also been optioned for film by Annapurna with Amy Adams set to star and Rachel adapting the book for film.
For the last 20 years, Rachel has worked within the literary arts community as a professor, editor, literary festival programmer, lecture & reading series curator, podcast host, online marketer, and speaking agent.
Rachel is also a founding editor of draft: the journal of process, a literary journal that features first and final drafts of stories, poems, and essays, along with author interviews about the creative process.
She is a graduate of the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and also holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. Her writing has been awarded with The Editors’ Prize in Fiction by The Missouri Review and with notable distinctions in Best American Short Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her essays and short stories have been published widely in venues such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Paris Review, and The Sun Magazine.
She grew up in an intentional Mennonite community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio and currently lives in Iowa City with her husband and son. More information at racheljyoder.com.