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Rebecca Makkai

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"Rebecca Makkai is the author of the short story collection MUSIC FOR WARITIME (Viking, 2015) and the novels THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE and THE BORROWER. Her short stories have appeared in four consecutive issues of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES (2008-2011). She lives in Chicago and Vermont."

I haven't posted anything here in a very long time, but for the interested: I've done about twenty blog posts over the past year for the literary magazine Ploughshares, on topics ranging from Roald Dahl to literary drinking games to things that tick writers off.

The lot of them are here:
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The Borrower

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The Hundred-Year House

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The Great Believers

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Music for Wartime: Stories

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"But what a burden, to be Horatio. To be the one with the memory."
Like many others of a certain age who are fans of musical theater, I went through a phase in my late teens and early twenties where I thought Rent was the most amazing piece of ar..." Read more of this review »
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"So incredibly engaging--yes, it's a book about the AIDS epidemic, but it's so personal. It's truly a story about Yale, and perhaps even more, about Fiona, and what this major historical (if ongoing) event did to them. It was obviously meticulously..." Read more of this review »
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“I believed that books might save him because I knew they had so far, and because I knew the people books had saved.”
Rebecca Makkai

“I might be the villain of this story.”
Rebecca Makkai, The Borrower

“I believed that books might save him because I knew they had so far, and because I knew the people books had saved. They were college professors and actors and scientists and poets. They got to college and sat on dorm floors drinking coffee, amazed they'd finally found their soul mates. They always dressed a little out of season. Their names were enshrined on the pink cards in the pockets of all the forgotten hardbacks in every library basement in America. If the librarians were lazy enough or nostalgic enough or smart enough, those names would stay there forever.”
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