Saturday, February 11, 2012

Author Rebecca Makkai's Visit - June 12, 2012

Author Rebecca Makkai will be visiting the Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm in the large meeting room. Rebecca is a Chicago-based writer whose first novel, The Borrower was published in 2011. It is a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago Magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction has been chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011), and appears regularly in journals like Tin House, Ploughshares, New England Review and Shenandoah.

Rebecca Makkai’s first story, at the age of three, was printed on the side of a cardboard box and told from the viewpoint of her stuffed Smurf doll. Sadly, her fiction has never since reached such heights of experimentalism. Rebecca holds an MA from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and a BA from Washington and Lee University. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008, The Best American Non-required Reading 2009, New Stories from the Midwest and Best American Fantasy, and featured on Public Radio International’s Selected Shorts and This American Life.

Rebecca is married and  has two young daughters.  For the past eleven years she has taught at a Montessori school. She is currently at work on her second novel, The Happensack, the story of a haunted house and a haunted family, told in reverse.

Join us in welcoming Rebecca Makkai at our library on June 12, 2012.

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