Rebecca Makkai

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Rebecca Makkai is the author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Harper’s, and Tin House, among others.
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The Great Believers

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai book cover
ISBN 9780735223523 Viking Books / Penguin Random House

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. More about this book >

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Rebecca Makkai reads from "The Great Believers" at the 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading

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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short StoriesHarper’s, and Tin House, among others. She lives in Chicago and Vermont with her husband and two daughters.

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