Rachel Pieh Jones

Journalism, Memoir

Rachel Pieh Jones writes about life at the crossroads of faith and culture. Her writing is influenced by living in the Horn of Africa, serving as director of student and community life at the International School of Djibouti, and raising third-culture kids. Jones is a prolific author whose essays have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Christianity Today, and Deadspin. Jones has also published several books, including Stronger Than Death (2019), a tribute to health activist Annalena Tonelli, and the memoir Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus (2021) which received a Gold Medal in 2022 from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. 

Festival Years: 2024