Fictions & Forms

The Fictions & Forms series brings established fiction writers to campus for a public reading and student workshop. 

The 2019-20 Fictions & Forms visitors are:

Jess Row author photo

JESS ROW is the author of two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, a novel, Your Face in Mine, and a new collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, appearing from Graywolf Press in August 2019.



Rebecca Makkai

REBECCA MAKKAI is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great BelieversThe Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for WartimeThe Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.