Acclaimed novelist visits Concordia-Chicago
By: Joanna Ptasinski '13, communication major and marketing minor
Feb. 21, 2011—Rebecca Makkai, novelist and award-winning short story writer, will be reading from her novel The Borrower, and signing books March 3 at Concordia University Chicago.
Sponsored by Concordia’s English department, the presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Oak Park Room of Koehneke Community Center on Concordia’s campus, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Admission is free. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street. For more information, contact Andrew Pederson at 708-209-3621 or email@example.com.
Viking Press will publish The Borrower, her first novel, in June 2011, from which Makkai will be reading from during her Concordia visit.
“Rebecca Makkai is a writer to watch, as sneakily ambitious as she is unpretentious, said Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning and bestselling author. “Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower.”
Makkai’s short stories appeared in several The Best American Short Stories anthology series and in the 2009 edition of The Best Nonrequired Reading.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.