One of Granta Magazine's “20 Best Young American Novelists” reads from her work.
(Sept. 8, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Elizabeth McCracken, author of “The Giant's House,” “Niagara Falls All Over Again” and the short story collection “Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry,” visits the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus on Wednesday, Sept. 22. She participates in a question-and-answer session at 4:45 p.m. in Coxe Hall, room 8, followed by a fiction reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
Both events, sponsored by Writer's Reading and the Faculty Speakers Fund at Hobart and William Smith, are free and open to the public.
McCracken entered the literary world at age 15, when she began work as a librarian. She and her books have received several honors. In addition to the tribute by Granta, she has been the recipient of Michener, Fine Arts Work Center and Guggenheim fellowships. “Here's Your Hat” was an American Library Association Notable selection, and “The Giant's House” was short-listed for the National Book Award.
McCracken currently is on the faculty of the renowned Iowa Writer's Workshop.