Rebecca Makkai will read from her new novel The Great Believers. “At turns heartbreaking and hopeful, the novel brings the first years of the AIDS epidemic into very immediate view, in a manner that will seem nostalgic to some and revelatory to others…Makkai's sweeping fourth novel shows the compassion of chosen families and the tension and distance that can exist in our birth ones.”—Library Journal
Rebecca Makkaiis 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. A former instructor for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters. This event is co-sponsored by The Rumpus and will be moderated by Lyz Lenz.