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Makkai is a Chicago-based author.
Biographical and Professional Information
Rebecca Makkai teaches the MFA program at Lake Forest College and Sierra Nevada College and runs StoryStudio Chicago‘s Novel-in-a-Year workshop. She holds a MA from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English and a BA from Washington and Lee University.
Her work was chosen to be included The Best American Short Stories anthology for four consecutive years - 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. It also appears regularly in publications such as Harper's, Tin House, Ploughshares, New England Review and Ecotone, and on public radio's This American Life and Selected Shorts. Makkai is the recipient of several fellowships including a 2014 NEA Fellowship.
The Borrower: A Novel, Viking/Penguin, 2011
The Hundred Year House, Viking/Penguin, 2014
Music for Wartime: Stories, Viking, 2015
The Great Believers - coming in 2017
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The Borrower: A Novel
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Music for Wartime: Stories
Release Date: 2015-06-23
- Booklist Top Ten Debut
- Indie Next Pick
- O Magazine Selection
- One of Chicago Magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011
- 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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