Rachel Corbett is the author of You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin, which won the 2016 Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing. Translations are forthcoming in German, Czech, Turkish, Korean, Serbian and Russian. She has also written for the New Yorker, the New York TimesThe Art Newspaper, the BBC, New York Magazine, and others. She graduated from Columbia University and the University of Iowa, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.