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Rakestraw Books Presents: Rebecca Makkai

Rakestraw Books will be presenting a special in-person author visit with award-winning novelist Rebecca Makkai. During her visit at Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 7 PM, Makkai will be sharing her new novel, I Have Some Questions for You. Details to follow.

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Dallas Museum Of Art Presents: Rebecca Makkai In conversation with Ben Fountain

Location: Horchow Auditorium
In conversation with Ben Fountain
I Have Some Questions for You by acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai is both a transfixing mystery and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past. When successful film professor and podcaster Bodie Kane’s alma mater invites her back to campus to teach a two-week course, she finds herself inexorably drawn to a case involving the 1995 murder of a classmate and its increasingly apparent flaws. In their rush to get a conviction, did the school and the police overlook other suspects?
Rebecca Makkai’s previous novel The Great Believers?was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal.?Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University and is Artistic Director of?StoryStudio Chicago.

“A true literary thriller—haunting and hard to put down.” —Jennifer Egan

TICKET PRICES 
Horchow seating??
Public:?$35
DMA Member/Educator:?$30
Student:?$10
There is a virtual offering for this event. Please verify you are purchasing the correct ticket for the in-person or virtual option. Please contact A&LL staff if you would like assistance. We cannot guarantee in-person seats will be available for those who accidentally purchase virtual tickets.

on February 28 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Virtual Evening with Rebecca Makkai: I Have Some Questions For You

Join New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Makkai for a live stream conversation on her new novel, I Have Some Questions For You. Audience Q&A to follow.

This event is presented by Books & Books, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Prairie Lights Books, and Print: A Bookstore. To purchase a signed copy of Rebecca’s book, please visit their websites.

on February 27 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

WBEZ + Exile in Bookville Presents: Rebecca Makkai In Conversation with Lindsay Hunter

WBEZ is proud to partner with Exile in Bookville for the release of I Have Some Questions for You, by award-winning author Rebecca Makkai. She will be joined in conversation by Lindsay Hunter at the historic Apollo Theatre, located in the heart of Lincoln Park.

In I Have Some Questions for You, award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one womans reckoning with her past, with a trans?xing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.

Pre-order I Have Some Questions for You as an add-on to guarantee your copy today!

Copies of the book can be pre-ordered directly from Exile in Bookville (with no service fees) and will also be available at the event. A book signing will follow the conversation.

Bios

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai’s last novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the LA Times Book Prize; and it was one of the New York Times‘ Ten Best Books of 2018. Her other books are the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the collection Music for Wartime—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada University and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter received her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She co-founded and co-hosted the groundbreaking Quickies! reading series, an event that focused on flash fiction. Her first book, Daddy’s, a collection of flash fiction, was published in 2010 by Featherproof Books, a boutique press in Chicago. Her second collection, DON’T KISS ME, was published by FSG Originals in 2013 and was named one of Amazon’s 10 Best Books of the Year: Short Stories. Her first novel, Ugly Girls, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2014. The Huffington Post called it “a story that hits a note that’s been missing from the chorus of existing feminist literature.” Her latest novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, was a Book of the Month Club selection, a finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award, and a 2017 NPR Great Read. Along with the writer Alex Higley, she runs the podcast I’m a Writer But, a series about writers with kids, jobs, and/or lives, and how they make it all work (or don’t). Lindsay’s fifth book, a novel titled Hot Springs Drive,is forthcoming on Roxane Gay Books in November 2023. She lives in Chicago with her family.

Covid-19: Masks strongly encouraged.

Tickets to this event will be available for purchase onsite (cc only).

No Refunds

on February 25 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Live with Brookline Booksmith! Rebecca Makkai

Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the release of I Have Some Questions for You with author Rebecca Makkai.

Register for the event!

This event is ticketed. You may choose an entrance-only ticket, or entrance plus a copy of I Have Some Questions for You.

Ticketholders will receive email updates with important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.

Signed books!

This event will include a live signing line after the talk.

Can’t make it to the event? We can ship you a signed copy of the book! Pick “Reserve a book (USPS PRIORITY MAIL)” for this option.

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Literary at The Lounge With Rebecca Makkai

Evening’s Moderator: Lara Prescott, bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept

In the riveting new novel from the author of The Great Believers (a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist), a woman must reckon with her past when new details surface about a tragedy at her elite New Hampshire boarding school.

A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the 1995 murder of a classmate, Thalia Keith. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are the subject of intense fascination online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.

But when The Granby School invites her back to teach a two-week course, Bodie finds herself inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.

One of the most acclaimed contemporary American writers, Rebecca Makkai reinvents herself with each of her brilliant works of fiction. Both a transfixing mystery and a deeply felt examination, I Have Some Questions for You is her finest achievement yet.

Rebecca Makkai is the author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, andThe Borrower, and the story collection Music for Wartime. The Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and received the Carnegie Medal and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors.


Presenting Sponsor of Literary at The Lounge

*Ticket Package includes a signed book (I Have Some Questions for You, $28, hardcover), reserved seat, beverage, author discussion, audience Q+A, and post-show meet-and-greet

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The Center for Fiction Presents: Rebecca Makkai on I Have Some Questions for You

The Ticket/Voucher option includes a $10 Bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event book on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event.


Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers) joins The Center for Fiction for the launch of I Have Some Questions for You, named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2023 by TIME, NPR, USA Today, Elle, Newsweek, Salon, Bustle, and more. In this unforgettable novel, film professor and podcaster Bodie Kane is content to forget her tragic past—including the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith—until she is invited back to her old boarding school to teach a class. There, she is inexorably drawn back to the allegedly solved murder case and its increasingly apparent flaws, and falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid. Don’t miss Makkai’s discussion of her riveting, character-driven investigation into collective memory with a trans?xing mystery at its heart.

on February 21 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Exile in Bookville Presents: Authors on Tap: Anca L. Szilágyi and Rebecca Makkai

Join us IN PERSON on Thursday, September 29 at 7 pm central to help celebrate the launch of Anca L. Szilágyi‘s second novel, Dreams Under Glass.  Anca will be in conversation with Exile MVP Rebecca Makkai!

About Dreams Under Glass:
An art school grad turned paralegal faces a shocking and surreal death at her law firm against a backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis in New York City.

“A darkly delicious exploration of modern entrapment, Dreams Under Glass is both a coming-of-age novel and a horror story about gluttony, greed, and art. Szilágyi binds the spell with confectionary precision and a collector’s sense of wonder and ceaseless want. This book rattles with its refraction of a world in which telling the truth might be the most difficult art.”
-—Nancy Jooyoun Kim, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Story of Mina Lee

“Szilágyi’s sharp, wry prose captures millennial ennui and ambition alike in this sometimes-dark, sometimes-electric, completely fascinating novel.”
-—Sonora Jha, author of Foreign and How to Raise a Feminist Son

About the authors:

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air (Lanternfish Press, 2017), which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut from a writer to watch,” and Dreams Under Glass (Lanternfish Press, 2022). Her writing appears in Orion Magazine, Lilith Magazine, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Hugo House, and Jack Straw Cultural Center, among others. Originally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago, where she teaches creative writing at StoryStudio Chicago and elsewhere.

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great BelieversThe 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. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

About the event:
You can purchase their books through the respective links or in store and Anca and Rebecca are happy to sign or personalize copies! If you can’t make it to the event, signed copies will be available and we ship nationally!

Please note the following COVID protocols for those attending IN PERSON:

  • Attendees must present a physical copy or a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine card along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID); or
  • Provide a time-stamped printout, photo, or email of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 36 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID).
  • All persons must wear a mask for the duration of their time in the Fine Arts Building, regardless of vaccination status in accordance with our current COVID policies

Please email us at books@exileinbookville.com or phone us at (312)-753-3154 if you have any questions or concerns. 

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Exile In Bookville Presents: Authors on Tap: Steve Almond and Rebecca Makkai

Authors on Tap: Steve Almond and Rebecca Makkai

Friday May 27 2022 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us IN PERSON or virtually on Friday, May 27th at 7:00pm central to help celebrate Steve Almond‘s new novel, All the Secrets of the World.  Steve will be in conversation with Exile MVP Rebecca Makkai!
Steve Almond is the author of a dozen books, including “Candyfreak” and “Against Football,” which were both on the New York Times’ Bestseller list for about four seconds.  He’s the recipient of an NEA grant for 2022 and teaches at Harvard and Wesleyan. His work has been published in the Best American Short Stories, the Best American Mysteries, and the New York Times Magazine. Fancy fancy. After 30 years of writing terrible novels, he finally wrote one that doesn’t suck. All the Secrets of the World will be out in May.

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great BelieversThe Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for WartimeThe 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. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

You can purchase their books through the respective links and Steve and Rebecca are happy to sign or personalize copies! If you can’t make it to the event, signed copies will be available and we ship nationally!

Please note the following COVID protocols for those attending IN PERSON:

  • Attendees must present a physical copy or a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine card along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID); or
  • Provide a time-stamped printout, photo, or email of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 36 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID).
  • All persons must wear a mask for the duration of their time in the Fine Arts Building, regardless of vaccination status in accordance with our current COVID policies

Please email us at books@exileinbookville.com or phone us at (312)-753-3154 if you have any questions or concerns. 

*There is no need to register if you are attending in person!

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American Writers Festival

American Writers Festival

My Monticello: Jocelyn Johnson in conversation with Rebecca Makkai
Event Time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Location: Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago IL

The inaugural American Writers Festival on May 15, 2022 in Chicago coincides with the American Writers Museum’s fifth anniversary. The free literary festival will be held at four stages inside the Chicago Cultural Center and one stage at the American Writers Museum, and feature more than 75 beloved contemporary authors, artists and playwrights. Participating writers will address their perspectives on many of today’s most timely and controversial topics including immigration, book censorship, racism and equality through themes within their literature.

As a special bonus, the AWM will waive museum admission fees on Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16 – AWM’s fifth anniversary – to encourage more people to experience the literary works of the greatest American writers.

 

 

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