Rachael Perry

January 28, 2005

Rachael Perry
Rachael Perry, a native of Michigan, finished her first collection of stories, How to Fly, while working at a library in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her stories are greatly influenced by her experiences in small Midwestern towns, where everybody knows somebody who knows somebody, and the natural splendor of all four seasons and freshwater lakes shapes character like the glaciers once shaped this land.

Her stories have appeared in StoryQuarterly, River City, Hayden’s Ferry Review, South Dakota Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly: The Baseball Review and other places, and she has been nominated twice for Pushcart prizes. She received her B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University, where she proudly contributed to The State News and helped the newspaper earn two consecutive Pacemaker awards-one while serving as Editor-in-Chief. She also earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, where she taught undergraduate workshops, served as Technical Editor for the Mid-American Review, and was a recipient of the Devine Fellowship.


"This rainbow of stories [in How to Fly] will dazzle you." - Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Q Road

To view Special Collections' holdings of Rachael Perry's work, please click here.

To hear Perry read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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