Salt Lake City, Utah
Bio: Rachel Borup is a writer based in Salt Lake City. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has taught literature and writing courses in the Honors College at the University of Utah. She is an alumna of the Tin House Writing Workshop, Aspen Summer Words, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Chautauqua Institute, and Writers at Work. The Florida Review awarded her short story, Crash, finalist for the Editors’ Award in Fiction. Other short stories of hers were finalists for The Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize, the Utah Original Writing Contest, and The New Orleans’ Review’s Walker Percy Prize. Michael Cunningham chose one of her short stories as a finalist for the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Fiction Contest. Currently she is working on her first novel.