Rachel Cohen’s writing draws on biography, art history, literary criticism, and the lyric essay. Her essays on artists and writers—their friendships, fallings out, and the work they make—have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, the Guardian, the London Review of Books, Art in America, Apollo Magazine, and Best American Essays. Her third book, Austen Years, a work of literary criticism and memoir, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2019. Cohen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Professor of Practice in the Arts in Creative Writing in the Department of English Language and Literature.
English Language and Literature