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Rebecca Makkai

Biography

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the author of the novels I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, THE GREAT BELIEVERS, THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE and THE BORROWER, and the story collection MUSIC FOR WARTIME. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, THE GREAT BELIEVERS received an American Library Association Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors, and was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times.

A 2022 Guggenheim fellow, Makkai is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is the artistic director of StoryStudio Chicago. She lives on the campus of the midwestern boarding school where her husband teaches, and in Vermont.

Books by Rebecca Makkai

by Rebecca Makkai - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a trans´Čüxing mystery at its heart.

by Rebecca Makkai - Fiction

A finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, THE GREAT BELIEVERS is a dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai.