Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken (Fiction) is the author of two short story collections, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry and Thunderstruck; two novels, The Giant’s House and Niagara Falls All Over Again; and a memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.  A graduate of the Writers Workshop of the University of Iowa, she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and was named by Granta magazine in 1996 as one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists.  She holds the James Michener Chair of Fiction in of the U.T. Department of English and the MCW.