Rachael Hanel is a writer and associate professor of Mass Communication in Mankato, Minnesota. Her memoir, We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter (2013, University of Minnesota Press), was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. She has written several nonfiction books for children.

Her essays have appeared in online and print literary journals such as War, Literature & the Arts, Bellingham Review, and New Delta Review.

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Rachael Hanel

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