Rebecca Makkai Reading
Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Hundred-Year House, winner of the Chicago Writers Association's Novel of the Year award, and The Borrower, a Booklist Top Ten Debut that has been translated into eight languages. Her short story collection, Music for Wartime, appeared in June 2015. Her short fiction was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008), and appears regularly in journals like Harper's, Tin House, and New England Review. The recipient of a 2014 NEA fellowship, Makkai is visiting faculty this fall at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.