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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. perseverance furthers

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would like to meet Anton Chekov and spend a weekend with him.  Maybe we would talk about writing, maybe we wouldn't. But he would be great company and I would love to go the theatre with him and watch one of his plays performed by the Moscow Art Theatre.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I admire the great French writer, Colette--for both her writing and the way she lived her life

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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. warmth, humor, intelligence

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