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Elizabeth McCracken


USA flag (b.1966)
Wife of Edward Carey

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of five books: Heres Your Hat Whats Your Hurry (stories), the novels The Giants House and Niagara Falls All Over Again, the memoir An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and the forthcoming Thunderstruck & Other Stories.  Shes 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.
 
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1996) : The Giant's House