Elizabeth McCracken

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1996 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2014 National Book Awards

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of seven books, including The Souvenir Museum; Bowlaway; Thunderstruck & Other Stories, winner of The Story Prize and Longlisted for the National Book Award; and The Giant’s House, a National Book Award Finalist.
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The Souvenir Museum: Stories

ISBN 9780062971289 Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers

In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half brother. More about this book >

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The Giant's House

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ISBN 978-0385314336 The Dial Press
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Thunderstruck & Other Stories

Thunderstruck and Other Stories
ISBN 9780385335775 The Dial Press/ Random House

Nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In Elizabeth McCracken’s universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy—an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent—that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. More about this book >

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Elizabeth McCracken

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of seven books, including The Souvenir Museum; Bowlaway; Thunderstruck & Other Stories, winner of The Story Prize and Longlisted for the National Book Award; and The Giant’s House, a National Book Award Finalist. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, won three Pushcart Prizes, a National Magazine Award for Fiction, and a PEN/O. Henry Prize. She has served on the faculty at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently holds the James Michener Chair in Fiction at the University of Texas at Austin.

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