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W&L Alumna Rebecca Makkai Reads from Her Novel

Washington and Lee University alumna Rebecca Makkai presented the Glasgow Reading at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 26, 2011, when she read from her novel, “The Borrowers.”

A member of W&L’s class of 1999, Makkai is currently a Montessori school teacher in Chicago. She has had a story published in Best American Short Stories for four straight years and is currently finishing a volume of her short stories while also working on her second novel. She earned her M.A. in English from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English.