Elizabeth Gaffney

Fiction Writer

Leigh Feldman Literary 44 West 28 Street
New York, NY 10001

Author's Bio

My first novel, Metropolis, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, was published by Random House in 2005. My second novel, When the World Was Young, was published by Random House in 2014. My stories have appeared in many literary magazines, including A Public Space and Conjunctions. I won the 2019 Lawrence Prize for Fiction for my story "Six-X," published in the Michigan Quarterly Review. I have also translated four books from German.

Publications & Prizes

You Can't See the Elephants (Penguin Putnam Inc, 2016)
When the World Was Young (Random House, 2014)
Metropolis (Random House, 2005)
Prizes won: 

2019 Lawrence Prize for Fiction

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Virginia Woolf Andrea Barrett A.S. Byatt Henry James
What I'm reading now: 
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Seniors
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Born in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: May 01, 2019