Rebecca Makkai’s first novel, “The Borrower,” will be published this summer by Viking.
Her short stories have been selected for “The Best American Short Stories” anthology three consecutive years. (It will be four years in a row when the 2011 collection appears in the fall.) She has also been anthologized in Dave Eggers’s “Best American Non-required Reading.”
David Huddle called her “a magician of a writer” who ”produces stories that are miracles of invention. Such is her modesty and grace that it’s only after we’ve taken our pleasure from her writing that we realize what a formidable talent she possesses.”
Kevin Brockmeier said that ”Ican think of few writers (and none of her generation) whose stories I anticipate with more excitement than Rebecca Makkai’s.”
Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, New England Review. Brilliant Corners, The Threepenny Review, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, and many other literary journals.
She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, and a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.
Rebecca lives north of Chicago with her husband and children.
Visit her online at www.rebeccamakkai.com.