Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman is the author of the short story collection The First Hurt (Open City Books, 2006). The First Hurt was short-listed for The Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library. Her novel, Living Room (Open City Books, 2009), was commended for its "perfect pacing" by The New York Times Book Review. She teaches fiction in the MFA Program at Columbia University and leads the Ditmas Writing Workshops.


  • Two Rings

    Two Rings

    I have a finger I can’t get my ring off of. Windex, I read. The dental floss trick. I told my small daughter I might have to get it cut off.