Archive for July 2011

Marie Claire Reviews The Borrower

The Borrower’s out-and-out charm is heightened by its furious, righteous heart and conviction that books offer salvation and hope when life is messy and near-unbearable.” Read more.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 23 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

Interview and reading on WUWM’s Lake Effect

I spoke with Mitch Teich of WUWM Milwaukee’s Lake Effect about the inspiration for The Borrower. The online version features expanded audio and a reading.

Posted in Interviews on July 23 2011· Tagged: ,

The Washington Times Praises The Borrower

“With The Borrower, Rebecca Makkai brings the world of literary aficionados a treasure.” Read more.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 23 2011· Tagged: , , ,

The Borrower named a “must read novel” by The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast named The Borrower one of three “must read novels” and gave it a lovely review, saying that “this comical and touching book strikes a nice balance between literary artistry and gripping storytelling, and offers a contemporary take on the classic ‘journey of discovery.’” Read more here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 21 2011· Tagged: , , ,

“Charming, funny, original, thought-provoking, and moving, Rebecca Makkai’s The Borrower embraces outsiders and dissenters, and celebrates the power of our imagination and our empathy. This warmly entertaining, picaresque novel in praise of personal freedom and books leaves us marveling over literature’s magnificent paradox: that in fiction dwells profound truth.” Read more

- WBEZ Chicago’s “848” reviews The Borrower

Posted in News, Reviews on July 20 2011· Tagged: , , ,

Reading in Milwaukee, 7/20

I will be reading at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20th. My last reading for a few weeks…

Posted in News on July 20 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

East coast tour dates (Boston and Vermont), week of July 11th!

Three readings coming up on the east coast:

Tuesday, July 12th, 6:00 at the Boston Public Library, along with author Laura Harrington

Wednesday, July 13th, 7:30 at the Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, Ripton, VT, along with author Tracy Winn (Open to the public, but leave extra time to find the place.)

Friday, July 15th, 7:00 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT

Come one, come all! Also accepting roadie applications.

Posted in News on July 11 2011· Tagged: , , ,

Huffington Post Cites The Borrower’s Cover as one of year’s best →

The Huffington Post highlighted The Borrower‘s cover, original art by the amazingly talented Josh Cochran, as one of the year’s best. I wholeheartedly agree!

Posted in News on July 11 2011· Tagged: ,

“Influences” in the Louisville Courier-Journal →

I answered questions recently for the Louisville Courier-Journal about my influences, literary and otherwise. Read the article online here!

Posted in Interviews on July 11 2011

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