Rufi Thorpe received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. Her novel, The Girls From Corona del Mar, was published by Knopf in July 2014. A native of California, she currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and son.
Recently, I was in New York City to do some publicity, and I was staying in a Holiday Inn in the Gowanus Canal of Brooklyn where the elevator shook and moaned every time we went to our tenth floor room as though the shaft were too small and the elevator was just barely squeezing through.–Read more
By the time I was in my late twenties, taking a pregnancy test when my period was late had become reflexive.–Read more
As a debut novelist, I tend to read other debut novelists. I didn’t always. I used to read mostly books that were recommended to...–Read more
When I was twenty and graduating college, my grandmother gave me the kind of balls-out crazy gift-of-a-lifetime that characterized her gift-giving oeuvre.–Read more