Rachel DeWoskin is the author of five novels, including Someday We Will Fly (Penguin 2019), and the poetry collections Absolute Animal (University of Chicago Press, 2023) and Two Menus (University of Chicago Press, 2020). DeWoskin is also the author of the travel memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China (W. W. Norton, 2010), which is about the years she spent living and working in Beijing on a Chinese soap opera.
DeWoskin is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Jewish Book Award. She has also been honored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Academy of American Poets.
DeWoskin is an associate professor of practice in the arts at the University of Chicago.