Interview | Elizabeth McCracken | Granta Magazine

Elizabeth McCracken | Interview

Elizabeth McCracken

‘This week John Freeman spoke to Best Young American Novelist Elizabeth McCracken about her works-in-progress, a novel that broke up into six short stories, and her contribution to Granta’s latest issue.’

Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken was born in Boston in 1966. She has degrees in English literature from Boston University and in fiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her collection of short stories, Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry?, was an American Library Association Notable Book of 1994. In 1996 she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. She is also the author of a memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination (2008). Currently a Professor at Iowa Writer's Workshop, she lives in Iowa City.

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