Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the short story collection Music for Wartime and the novels The Hundred-Year House, winner of the Chicago Writers Association award, and The Borrower, a Booklist Top Ten Debut that has been translated into eight languages. Her short fiction won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2008-2011). The recipient of a 2014 NEA fellowship, Makkai is on the MFA faculty at Sierra Nevada college and has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Tin House, and Northwestern University.

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