Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House" and "The Borrower," as well as the short story collection "Music for Wartime." "The Great Believers" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors. "I Have Some Questions for You" is her latest novel. Makkai is on the M.F.A. faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.
Awards: Pushcart Prize, National Book Award Longlist for Fiction, ALA’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, Chicago Writers Association Award, Society of Midland Authors Award, NEA Fellowship