Rebecca Makkai's Stories Featured
Rebecca Makkai, who graduated from Washington and Lee in 1999, will have the second of her stories featured in the “Best American Short Stories” anthology this fall. Rebecca’s story, “The Worst You Ever Feel,” was selected for Best American Short Stories 2008, the volume that Salman Rusdie edited. Next month “The Briefcase” will appear in Best American Short Stories 2009, which is edited by Alice Sebold (author of Lovely Bones). Not only that, but Rebecca’s story is one of three from the 2009 anthology selected to be read at Symphony Space in New York City on Oct. 7 when Alice Sebold will host an event presented by Public Radio International. According to Rebecca’s Web site, she has completed her first novel, The Tin Man Symphony, about a librarian who inadvertently kidnaps a ten-year-old boy and is working on her second. An English major who was an intern at Shenandoah during her undergraduate days, Rebecca lives and writes in Chicago. And you can find out what she’s been reading in this recent post on the Writers Read blog.