Rachel Harper

Rachel M. Harper is the author of two novels: This Side of Providence, shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Gaines Award, and Brass Ankle Blues, a Borders’ Original Voices Award finalist and Target Breakout Book. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including, Chicago Review, African American Review, and Black Cool. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and the R.I. State Council on the Arts. A graduate of Brown University and the University of Southern California, Harper is on the faculty at Spalding University's low-residency MFA in Writing Program. She lives in Los Angeles.