Rebekah Anderson is working on her first novel, Let the River Take It, a work of literary fiction set during the contruction of the Grand Coulee Dam in rural Washington state in the 1930s. Her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, publications by Sasquatch Books and Really Good Books, as well as several newsweeklies.

Anderson has an MFA in Fiction Writing from New York University, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow, Jayne Anne Phillips and Irini Spanidou. She will be attending the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in August 2012.

Anderson is a contributor to CultureMob and, as well as the curator of DEBUT LIT, a reading series and web site dedicated to promoting first time authors. This fall, she will be hosting a showcase of first time authors at Brooklyn Book Fest and coordinating the first ever Lit Crawl Seattle, a reading festival in collaboration with the Litquake Foundation in San Francisco, Seattle’s City Arts Fest and APRIL.

Anderson currently lives in Seattle.

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