Rachel Toor is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Admissions Confidential (St. Martin's, 2001), The Pig and I (Penguin, 2005; Nebraska, 2009) and Personal Record (Nebraska. 2008). Her first novel, On the Road to Find Out, was published in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She is currently working on Misunderstood: A Book About Rats, which will also be published by FSG. She writes a monthly column on issues in writing and publishing for The Chronicle of Higher Education and a bi-monthly column for Running Times. Her work has appeared inPloughshares, Glamour, Reader's Digest, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The LA Times, and other various and diverse publications. After graduating from Yale, she spent a dozen years as an acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses. She has an MFA from the University of Montana.
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