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Rebecca Renner

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Rebecca Anne Renner
Rebecca Renner on a farm in North Florida
Rebecca Renner on a farm in North Florida
Born (1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 30)
Gainesville, Florida
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican
Website
rebecca-renner.com

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Rebecca Anne Renner (born April 18, 1990) is an American essayist.[citation needed] She is a disability and chronic illness advocate,[1] environmentalist and literary community organizer.[citation needed] She writes regularly for Real Simple,[2] Book Riot,[3] New York Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Her work covers society, especially the influence of technology and climate change[4] on human emotions and interaction.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Renner was born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in Port Orange.[6][better source needed]

Renner graduated in 2012[citation needed] from Stetson University with a B.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing. As of 2017 she was pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at Stetson in fiction writing.[citation needed] In January 2017, Renner served as founding editor of the school's MFA literary magazine, Obra/Artifact.[7]

Essays[edit]

Published essays written by Renner include:[8]

  • The Washington Post: "I grew up valuing purity and virginity. Today, it's left me with feelings of shame." (2018)[9]
  • Tin House: "On Anna Maria Ortese's The Iguana"[10] (2018)
  • Slate: "The Lease Makes the Lady" (2018)[11]
  • Glamour: "I'm 27 and Living With Narcolepsy—and It's Not a Joke" (2018)[12]
  • New York Magazine: "Testing High Standards After a Lifetime of Settling" (2018)[13]
  • Ravishly: "Can't Buy Me Love: Why I Stopped Waiting For Men To Buy Me Jewelry" (2018)[14]
  • New York Magazine: "Dating Long-Distance Means Learning a New Way to Fight" (2017)[15]
  • Electric Literature: "My Old Man and the Sea" (2017)[16]
  • Catapult: "Teaching in Trumpland" (2017)[17]

Short stories[edit]

Published short stories written by Renner include:[18]

  • "The Bottomless Hole on Crooked Palm Boulevard", finalist for Crab Orchard Review's Charles Johnson Fiction Award 2017
  • "Drift" in Pinball, Winter 2014
  • "The Nonquitt Key" in Buffalo Almanack, September 2013
  • "Everything’s New" in Liquid Imagination, 2010
  • "Elizabeth, Elizabeth" in Underground Voices, 2010
  • "The Rescue Club" in Melusine, 2010
  • "Sylvia" in Luna Station Quarterly, 2010
  • "Alpha Genomics Inc" in Weirdyear, 2010

Articles[edit]

Published articles written by Renner include:[8]

  • Medium: “Janet Reno’s Sister Owes a Florida Developer $5 Million. She Has Zero Intention of Paying.” (2018)[19]
  • Vice: “Why America Is So Obsessed with Dead Girls.” (2018)[20]
  • The Atlantic: “Can Florida’s Toxic Algae Be Stopped?” (2018)[21]
  • Sierra Magazine: “Waterkeepers Fight to Save Florida from Toxic Algae.” (2018)[22]
  • Pacific Standard: “Trash Islands Are Still Taking Over the Ocean at an Alarming Rate." (2018)[23]
  • Washington Post: “The deadliest period of a hurricane? After it’s over.” (2017)[24]

Personal life[edit]

Renner has written about narcolepsy from personal experience, having been diagnosed with the disorder in 2017.[1] In December 2017, Renner was hired as editorial assistant by the airport industry publication Airport Revenue News.[25]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Narcolepsy, the neurological disorder that's not just people being 'lazy' - National | Globalnews.ca". globalnews.ca. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  2. "How to Raise a Reader, According to Experts and Parents". Real Simple. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  3. "Rebecca Renner, Author at BOOK RIOT". BOOK RIOT. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  4. "After the Hurricane". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  5. "Medium: Lawsuits Stifle Environmental Opposition | YaleGlobal Online". yaleglobal.yale.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  6. "Rebecca Anne Renner". Poets & Writers. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  7. "Masthead". Obra/Artifact. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 https://rebecca-renner.com/articles-essays/
  9. Renner, Rebecca. "I grew up valuing purity and virginity. Today, it's left me with feelings of shame. - The Lily". TheLily.com. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  10. "Poison". Tin House. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  11. Renner, Rebecca (2018-09-20). "Why I Waste Time Zillowing Apartments in Other Cities and Inventing Different Versions of Myself". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  12. Renner, Rebecca. "I'm 27 and Living With Narcolepsy—and It's Not a Joke". Glamour. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  13. Renner, Rebecca (2018-09-04). "It's Complicated: Testing High Standards After A Lifetime of Settling". The Cut. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  14. Renner, Rebecca. "Can't Buy Me Love: Why I Stopped Waiting For Men To Buy Me Jewelry". Ravishly. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  15. Renner, Rebecca (2017-10-24). "Dating Long-Distance Means Learning a New Way to Fight". The Cut. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  16. Renner, Rebecca (2017-12-07). "My Old Man and the Sea". Electric Literature. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  17. "Catapult | Teaching in Trumpland | Rebecca Renner". Catapult. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  18. https://rebecca-renner.com/short-stories/
  19. Renner, Rebecca. "Janet Reno's Sister Owes a Florida Developer $4 Million. She Has Zero Intention of Paying". Medium. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  20. Renner, Rebecca; Burke, Sarah (2018-06-01). "Why America Is So Obsessed with Dead Girls". Broadly. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  21. Renner, Rebecca. "Why Toxic Algae Keeps Coming Back to Florida". CityLab. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  22. "Waterkeepers Fight to Save Florida From Toxic Algae". Sierra Club. 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  23. Renner, Rebecca. "Trash Islands Are Still Taking Over the Oceans at an Alarming Rate". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  24. "The deadliest period of a hurricane? After it's over". The Washington Post.
  25. Cole, Claire (December 1, 2017). "Renner Addition Bolsters Airport Revenue News Editorial Team". Airport Experience News. Retrieved 16 December 2018.

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