Rebecca Makkai

Award-winning writer and novelist
Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai is a writer and novelist from Chicago. Her latest novel, “The Great Believers,” was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the LA Times Book Prize, the Clark Fiction Prize, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Award, and the Chicago Review of Books Award; and it was one of the New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2018.

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Bio

Rebecca Makkai’s latest novel, “The Great Believers,” was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the LA Times Book Prize, the Clark Fiction Prize, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Award, and the Chicago Review of Books Award; and it was one of the New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2018. Her other books are the novels “The Borrower” and “The Hundred-Year House,” and the collection “Music for Wartime” -- four stories from which appeared in “The Best American Short Stories.” Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University. She is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago. Visit her at RebeccaMakkai.com or @rebeccamakkai on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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