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Elizabeth McCracken

Biography

Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of five books: HERE'S YOUR HAT WHAT'S YOUR HURRY (stories), the novels THE GIANT'S HOUSE and NIAGARA FALLS ALL OVER AGAIN, the memoir AN EXACT REPLICA OF A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION, and THUNDERSTRUCK & OTHER STORIES. She’s received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Liguria Study Center, the American Academy in Berlin, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

She has taught creative writing at Western Michigan University, the University of Oregon, the University of Houston, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She holds the James A. Michener Chair in Fiction at the University of Texas, Austin, and boy are her arms tired.

Elizabeth McCracken

Books by Elizabeth McCracken

by Elizabeth McCracken - Fiction, Short Stories

At the center of Elizabeth McCracken's stories is often a jagged space left by loss: a neighborhood is haunted by a child's ghost, a library staff grapples with the mystery of a patron's death, a corner store manager obsesses over a missing woman, a son absconds forever with his parents' savings. But equally present in this new story collection --- McCracken's first in 20 years --- are passion, charm, humor and joy.

by Elizabeth McCracken - Romance

Named one of the 20 Best Young American Novelists by Granta magazine, Elizabeth McCracken is a writer of fabulous gifts. THE GIANT'S HOUSE, her first novel, is an unforgettably tender and quirky novel about the strength of choosing to love in a world that offers no promises, and no guarantees.