Elizabeth (Liz) Gauffreau

Fiction Writer

Nottingham, NH
New Hampshire US

Author's Bio

Elizabeth Gauffreau writes fiction and poetry with a strong connection to family and place. Her work has been widely published in literary magazines, as well as several themed anthologies. Her short story “Henrietta’s Saving Grace” was awarded the 2022 Ben Nyberg  prize for fiction by Choeofpleirn Press. She has published a novel, Telling Sonny, and a collection of photopoetry, Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance. She is currently working on a novel, The Weight of Snow and Regret, based on the closing of the last poor farm in Vermont in 1968. Liz's professional background is in nontraditional higher education, including academic advising, classroom and online teaching, curriculum development, and program administration. She received the Granite State College Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. Find her online at https://linktr.ee/egauff.

Publications & Prizes

Best of Choeofpleirn Press (Choeofpleirn Press, 2022)
When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers Over Fifty (Holy Cow! Press, 2010)
Ad Hoc Monadnock: A Literary Anthology (Monadnock Group Publications, 1995)
Telling Sonny (Adelaide Books, 2018)
Adelaide Literary Magazine
Ballyhoo Stories
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Foliate Oak
Hospital Drive
Mystic River Review
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Rio Grande Review
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Slow Trains
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The Long Story
Prizes won: 

Ben Nyberg Fiction Contest, sponsored by Choeofpleirn Press, for "Henriette's Saving Grace."

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New Haven, CT
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Enosburg Falls, VT
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024