Rachel Phares

Rachel Phares plays the dual roles of Acquisitions Manager and Editor at BenBella Books, where she oversees the acquisitions and contracting processes, and edits a select number of books per year. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in cello performance and obtained a publishing certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute in 2014. When she’s not working or reading, Rachel is probably playing music (cello and viola da gamba), tending to her dogs and houseplants, or rewatching episodes of 30 Rock. Among her many favorite authors are Jhumpa Lahiri, Jia Tolentino, Lindy West, Jon Ronson, Carmen Maria Machado, and David Sedaris.


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