Keynote Announcement: Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai’s dazzling stories have appeared in several prominent publications and anthologies, including The New England Review, This American Life, and The Best American Short Stories. Her novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. In it, Makkai tells the story of the gay community in the 1980s, and how it fought the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Makkai’s works explore the mysteries and forgotten parts of history, from activist social movements to more intimate family histories, taking readers on journeys of exploration and recovery. Her newest novel, I Have Some Questions for You, will appear in late February. 

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