Rachel Cohen

on leave yearlong

BA, Harvard University. Author of A Chance Meeting (Random House, 2004), a nonfiction book tracing a chain of 30 American writers and artists who knew or influenced or met one another over the period from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement; recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim award for nonfiction and winner of the 2003 PEN/Jerard Fund Award. Essays in The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, McSweeney’s, DoubleTake, Parnassus, and Modern Painters and in 2003 Best American Essays and 2003 Pushcart Prize anthologies. Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. SLC, 2003–