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Rivka Galchen at the Portland Book Festival

Author photo © Beowulf Sheehan

Rivka Galchen will be at the Portland Book Festival to discuss her new book—and first-ever book for young readers—Rat Rule 79. More details about this event to come.

Where: Portland Book Festival at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

When: November 9, 2019 [time TBA]

The Portland Book Festival is a one-day intergenerational celebration of books and storytelling returning to the Portland Art Museum and the SW Park Blocks on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with over 100 authors and events for all ages.

Rivka Galchen is an award winning fiction writer and journalist who loves noodles and numbers and modest-sized towns where her dad might have worked. Her work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books: Atmospheric Disturbances (Novel, FSG, 2008), American Innovations (Short Stories, FSG 2014) and Little Labors (Essays, New Directions, 2016). She has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, The Berlin Prize and The William J Saroyan International Prize in Fiction. In 2010, she was named to The New Yorker’s list of 20 Writers Under 40. Galchen also holds an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Rat Rule 79 is her first book for young readers.