Tag: rebecca makkai

  • Where I get names

    Rebecca Makkai had a recent Substack post about naming which I enjoyed and I thought I’d share some of my own strategies for getting names. When I’m looking for names for characters in another country, one place I’ll look is at lists of World Cup players. One of the rules for the World Cup is…

  • Beautiful Sentences: Rebecca Makkai

    What is the opposite of memory? What is the inverse of an echo? Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House.

  • 2018 in reading

    I’ve noticed that over the past few years, the number of books I’ve read each year has been in steady decline. This year I read just 67 books (which, I suppose is still a fair amount). My favorite reads for the year, in alphabetical order, were: Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay and…