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Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken
Elizabeth McCracken at the 2014 Texas Book Festival
Born 1966 (age 48–49)
United States
Occupation Author
Genre Fiction
Relatives Harry McCracken (brother)

Elizabeth McCracken (born 1966) is an American author.


  • Life and career 1
  • Awards and honors 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Life and career

McCracken, a University of Texas at Austin.[1] She and her husband were previously on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the sister of former PC World magazine editor-in-chief and founder of Harry McCracken.

Ann Patchett in an interview on her novel "Run," mentions that Elizabeth McCracken is her editor and is the only person to read her manuscripts as she is writing.

In 2014, she published her first collection of stories in 20 years: Thunderstruck & Other Stories. Among the nine stories is a tale about a successful documentary filmmaker who has to face a famous subject he manipulated and betrayed; one about a young scholar who is mourning his wife; and another about a grocery store manager who obsesses about a woman’s disappearance. Sept 2014 in New York Times. Her short story, "Hungry", is currently longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the richest prize in the world for a single short story.[2] On March 4, McCracken was named the winner of The Story Prize for Thunderstruck & Other Stories and received the top prize of $20,000.[3]

Awards and honors



  1. ^ Elizabeth McCracken - Michener Center for Writers, Retrieved 2010-12-09.
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  3. ^ "The Winner of The Story Prize Is Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken", Larry Dark, official TSP Blog, March 4, 2015
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  6. ^ "The Winner of The Story Prize Is Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken", Larry Dark, official TSP Blog, March 4, 2015
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External links

  • Works by or about Elizabeth McCracken in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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