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Story in Ecotone Anthology

AstoriatoZion3DforLookoutweb_000My short story “The Way You Hold Your Knife,” originally published in Ecotone and a Distinguished Story in The Best American Short Stories 2012, is included in the new anthology Astoria to Zion: 26 Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone’s First Decade. Featuring an introduction from Ben Fountain and stories by Kevin Brockmeier, Steve Almond, Benjamin Percy, Edith Pearlman, Marisa Silver and others, the collection highlights stories about place. (Inexplicably, my story seems to be the only one about bog mummies.)

Posted in News on March 5 2014· Tagged: , , ,

Makkai in Imaginary Oklahoma

imaginar oklahomaDespite never having set foot in Oklahoma in my life, I gladly wrote a short piece for This Land Press’s collection Imaginary Oklahoma, billed as “46 of today’s most important and  influential writers combine with artists to provide a fictional take on the 46th state.” Many thanks to the Paris Review for the shout-out on my story, “Rich Rice from Tulsa.” Watch the Vimeo trailer for the anthology here!

Posted in News on May 16 2013· Tagged: ,

New Stories from the Midwest

new-stories-midwest-sketch-1My story “Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart,” originally published in Tin House in 2011, is included in the New Stories from the Midwest anthology, available now from Indiana University Press.

Posted in News on March 15 2013· Tagged: , , , , , ,

Story in Best American ’11 Praised in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe reviews The Best American Short Stories 2011, singling out my contribution (a story that originally appeared in Tin House).

From the review: ‘In “Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart,’’ one of the best in the collection, Makkai draws comparisons between the deteriorating artistic world and her characters’ lives. Drew and actor Peter have been friends since childhood; when Peter’s life degenerates, Drew risks his career to help him. Makkai’s stories have been included in “BASS’’ four consecutive years.’

Read more here.

Posted in News, Reviews on October 16 2011· Tagged: , , , , ,

Rebecca’s work in BASS ’11 singled out for raves by Chicago Tribune

The Best American Short Stories 2011 is finally out, and the Chicago Tribune put this ridiculously nice spotlight on my story “Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart.” From the review: “It’s easy to see why editors love her work: It’s crisply written and fast-moving, with plenty of nifty observational details. But there is also an underlying seriousness, a thoughtful and sometimes even heartbreaking moral core.” Buy the entire collection here — it looks fabulous this year!

Posted in News, Reviews on October 2 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

Best New Stories from the Midwest

Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart” has been chosen for the second volume of Best New Stories from the Midwest, out later this year.


Posted in News on April 27 2011· Tagged: , , ,

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