Rebecca Chace

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Rebecca Chace is the author of Chautauqua Summer, a New York Times Notable Book, and the novel Capture the Flag, which was recently adapted into a short film. Chace cowrote the screenplay (with director Lisanne Skyler) and acts in the film. Chace is also the author of several plays, has contributed to The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, and teaches at Bard College and the MFA Creative Writing Program at City College. She lives in New York City.

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Books by this Author

Capture the Flag
Leaving Rock Harbor


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. perseverance furthers

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. that's easy: chocolate and raspberries

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Impossible to choose, there are so, so many. Most of my heroes are fictional

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. probably that I laugh easily, and am hardly ever bored

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would like to be a great tenor sax player.

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