Rebecca Walker, MFA, Creative Nonfiction
Rebecca Walker is an award-winning writer based in Los Angeles. She is the author of the bestselling memoirs Black, White and Jewish (Riverhead) and Baby Love (Riverhead), and editor of the anthologies To Be Real (Doubleday), What Makes a Man (Riverhead), One Big Happy Family, (Riverhead) and Black Cool (Soft Skull). Her writing has appeared in Bookforum, Bomb, Afar, Greater Good, Newsweek, Real Simple, Glamour, More, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, Vibe, Interview, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Babble, and CNN, among many other publications, and in literary collections including Erica Jong’s Sugar in My Bowl, and Crush, Unbuttoned, Dirt, Shaking the Tree, The Way We Live Now, Tales from the Couch, Mixed, The Fire This Time, Blended Nation, Adios Barbie, The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt, and In Search of Mary Poppins. Her most recent work, Adé : A Love Story (New Harvest), was published last fall.
Rebecca has taught and lectured at over three hundred universities and corporate campuses, including Yale, Harvard, Brown, Penn, MIT, Tufts, Smith, Williams, Mt. Holyoke, University of Utrecht, University of Linkoping, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, and the Ministry of Gender and Culture of Estonia, and participated in creative collaborations with other writers and visual artists at The Addison Gallery, Walker Art Center, LA Hammer Museum, Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Jewish Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Amsterdam Cultural Education Foundation, and The Fundazione Merz in Turin. She has developed projects for film and television with Nickelodeon, NBCUniversal, BET, and the Kennedy Marshall Company.
She is the recipient of MacDowell and Yaddo fellowships, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association, and has appeared on Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, and Oprah. Time Magazine named Rebecca one of the most influential leaders of her generation.
Rebecca holds a BA from Yale, an MFA from Spalding, and an honorary Doctorate of Arts and Letters from the North Carolina School of the Arts.