Rebecca Dinerstein Knight is the author of two novels, Hex and The Sunlit Night, and a collection of poems, Lofoten. Her screenplay adaptation of The Sunlit Night premiered as a feature film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Knight has reviewed restaurants for The Village Voice and novels for The New York Times Book Review, and her essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among others. A graduate of Yale and the NYU MFA program, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight is the recipient of a Wallant Award for Jewish Literature. She lives and writes in New Hampshire.
Hex will be published by Bloomsbury on May 14th 2020.
Reviews of Rebecca’s books
“Strange and delightful…The past half-decade has seen a spike in oddball novels about brainy women in various states of crisis; think of Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation, or Halle Butler’s The New Me, or Danzy Senna’s New People. These three novels succeed, in part, because their prose and protagonists are leached of joy. Dinerstein Knight inverts that strategy. She shoves joy at Nell, and makes Nell greedy for it…How could a reader—or a botany professor—not be charmed?”—NPR.org
“Swift moving, sardonic…Dinerstein Knight paints a withering portrait of this web of toxic romances, and of the excesses of academia, while illustrating how both the heart and the mind can be broken and reshaped by changing circumstances.”—The New Yorker
“As precise as any scientific observation and far more tantalizing.” —Vogue