7 August 2023
Announcing the Trias-Writer-in-Residence Rachel Yoder
Novelist Rachel Yoder will serve as the 2023-2024 Trias-Writer-in-Residence.
Internationally acclaimed novelist Rachel Yoder will serve as the 2023-2024 Trias-Writer-in-Residence. Her debut novel, Nightbitch, was named a Best Book of the Year by Esquire and Vulture, the novel was also a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction.
The Trias Residency, a gift of Peter Trias, brings a renowned author to campus each year to work one-on-one with students in the fall's Trias Workshop and spring's Trias Tutorial. The resident also curates a reading series.
Following in a long line of accomplished writers, including Donald Revell, Mary Gaitskill, and Chris Abani, Rachel Yoder will serve as the 2023-2023 Trias Writer-in-residence.
"I can't overstate how thrilled we are to have Rachel Yoder on campus. The buzz has already been incredible, with more applicants for the workshop than at any time in the history of the Trias residency. Yoder's lineup of writers for the reading series is a who's who of cutting-edge fiction. We're in for an absolute treat," says 2023 Residency Director and Professor of Creative Writing Melanie Conroy-Goldman.
Nightbitch, Yoder's novel, was published by Doubleday in 2021, has received widespread critical praise. Elle calls it "funny and bizarre and utterly without comparison." In addition to the above-mentioned honors, the book was a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize and the Indie Next Pick for August 2021. To date, Nightbitch has been translated into 13 languages.
Yoder is a graduate of the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and also holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. With Mark Polanzak, she is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process.
Fall 2023 Readings
Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre
Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre
Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre