Live from Prairie Lights: Elizabeth McCracken

7:00 PM

Location: Second floor @ Prairie Lights Books


The award-winning and beloved author Elizabeth McCracken will read from her new novel, Bowlaway.  "Elizabeth McCracken's Bowlaway is so deliciously weird and wise and alive. It's a page-turner set in a bowling alley, a grief-haunted and hope-raddled book, and a gloriously fresh paean to the 'perversity of love.' I loved it —what a generous pour of humor and sorrow and wonder." —Karen Russell

Elizabeth McCracken is a Writers’ Workshop graduate and former instructor. She is the author of Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry, The Giant's House, Niagara Falls All Over Again, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and Thunderstruck & Other Stories. She has been longlisted for the National Book Award, and has received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She currently holds the James Michener Chair for Fiction at the University of Texas at Austin.

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