Rachel Toor

RT-5Rachel Toor is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Admissions Confidential: An Insider’s Account of the Elite College Admissions Process, The Pig and I, and Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running. Her first novel, On the Road to Find Out, was published in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She writes a monthly column on issues in writing and publishing for The Chronicle of Higher Education and was for many years a senior writer and columnist for Running Times. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, Runner’s World, Trail Runner, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, Ascent, Inside Higher Ed, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The LA Times, and other various and diverse publications.  Rachel graduated from Yale University and has an MFA from the University of Montana. She teaches creative writing at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Her next book, Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever, will be published by FSG in June, 2016.

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