Rachel Ingalls

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Rachel Holmes Ingalls (born 1940) is an American-born author who has lived in the United Kingdom, since 1965.[1][2] She won the 1970 Authors' Club First Novel Award for Theft. Her novel Mrs. Caliban was published in 1982, and her book of short stories Times Like These in 2005.

Ingalls's short story "Last Act: The Madhouse" inspired the story of the character Jean in the 1997 film Chinese Box by Wayne Wang.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Ingalls was born on May 13, 1940, in Boston and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She got her B. A. degree from Radcliffe College in 1964, and emigrated to England.[2] She is the daughter of Phyllis (née Day) and the late Sanskritist Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Sr., and the sister of the computer scientist Dan Ingalls.[5]