Department of English

November reading by Visiting Writer Elizabeth Crane

Thu, October 16, 2008
On November 18, 2008, visiting writer Elizabeth Crane will read from her collection of short stories You Must Be This Happy to Enter.  The reading will be held at Follett’s Intellectual Property at 5:30 p.m.

Crane visits the UT Creative Writing Program from the University of Chicago, where she teaches creative writing.  She will be in Austin through the fall semester.

Crane is the author of three collections of short stories, When the Messenger is Hot, All this Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter.  Her work has also been featured in publications including Other Voices, fivechapters, Ecotone, Nerve, Washington Square, New York Stories, Sycamore Review, Mississippi Review, Florida Review, Eclipse, Bridge, Sonora Review, the Chicago Reader, the Believer, McSweeney’s Future Dictionary of America, and several anthologies including The Best Underground Fiction, Loser, Altared, Who Can Save Us Now?, Best of the Web, and The Show I’ll Never Forget. Her stories have been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts, and she is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award.   Her work has been adapted for the stage by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater company, and also been adapted for film.
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