F125. MFA vs LMFAO: Our Nontraditional Paths to Publication (and Yours!)
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Rebecca Makkai's novels are The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower; her short story collection is Music for Wartime. Her work was chosen for The Best American Short Stories four times, and won a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.
Heidi Durrow is the New York Times best-selling novelist of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky which won the PEN/Bellwether Prize. She is the founder and executive director of the annual film and book festival Mixed Remixed held in Los Angeles.
Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the 2013 Commonwealth Prize for Asia. The New York Times called it "incandescent." Her second novel, What Lies Between Us drew comparisons to the voices of Michael Ondatjee and Jumpha Lahiri.