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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House," and "The Borrower," as well as the short story collection "Music for Wartime." 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 faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is the Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.