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Rita Zoey Chin


About Rita Zoey

Rita Zoey Chin is the author of the Let the Tornado Come, a memoir hailed by The Huffington Post, as a “euphoric ode to the human spirt” and by as a “powerful story to pass onto a friend.” Let the Tornado Come was named a Boston Globe, “Summer Reads” pick, one of Kirkus Reviews’ “10 True Stories Perfect for Summer Reading,” an Elle Readers Prize pick, and one of Flavorwire’s “10 Nonfiction Books That Will Make You Smarter.” The recipient of a Katherine Anne Porter Prize, an Academy of American Poets Award, and a Bread Loaf waiter scholarship, Zoey holds an MFA from the University of Maryland. She has taught at Towson University and has been teaching for Grub Street since 2007, as well as at retreats and conferences near and far. Some of her other writings can be found in Guernica, Tin House, and Marie Claire . Her first novel, The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern, is forthcoming from Melville House in Fall 2022.