Rivka Galchen Biography
Rivka Galchen received her MD from the Mount Sinai Shool of Medicine, having
spent a year in South America working on public health issues. She completed her
MFA at Columbia University, where she was a Robert Bingham Fellow.
Her debut book Atmospheric Disturbances: A
Novel was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June 2008. The book was
selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2008, a
Salon.com Top Ten Book of the Year, and a Slate Best Book of the
Year. Galchen was a finalist for The New York Public Library's 2009 Young Lions
Fiction Award and the 2008 Mercantile Library Center for Fiction's John Sargent
Sr. First Novel Prize. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker,
The Believer, Scientific American, Zoetrope, BOMB,
Open City, and The New York Times. During her Cullman Center
fellowship, she will work on her next novel, The Nature of Theater in
Oklahoma. Galchen teaches creative writing in the Columbia University
School of the Arts 2009 Summer Program.
This biography was last updated on 06/18/2009.
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