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Cristina Henriquez and Rebecca Makkai: Two Chicago Novelists in Conversation

September 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cristina Henriquez and Rebecca Makkai appear in conversation, discussing their work and the art of the written word. Presented by Chicago Public Library and The Society of Midland Authors.

Henríquez’s new novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, was chosen by Amazon as the #1 novel from the first half of 2014, and it was a recent “Book of the Week” selection at Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine website. Henríquez’s previous books are The World In Half, andCome Together, Fall Apart: A Novella andStories, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Makkai’s second novel was published this summer and titled The Hundred-Year House, is set on Chicago’s North Shore. Her first novel,The Borrower, was a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago magazine’s choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years.

Seating is available first come, first served, 385 max. Books may be purchased and the authors will sign books at the program’s conclusion.


September 9, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chicago Public Library
(312) 747-4050 


Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street
Chicago , IL United States

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