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Elizabeth's newest novel ELECTRIC CITY was published by Counterpoint Press in October 2014. Her full-length poetry collection GRAVITY was published by Atelier26 Books in fall 2014 as well.

Ms. Rosner is the award-winning author of two previous novels: THE SPEED OF LIGHT and BLUE NUDE. The Speed of Light was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Harold U. Ribalow Prize and the Prix France Bleu Gironde; it was short-listed for the prestigious Prix Femina and selected for the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award. The novel has been translated into nine languages, and has been optioned for a feature film to be directed by actress Gillian Anderson. Blue Nude was named one of the best books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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“…remarkable, lyrical… It's a wondrous thing to watch the deepening and unfurling of a writer's talent over one book and another and another. Electric City is Elizabeth Rosner at her best yet..”



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Elizabeth Jan wrote: "Such a lovely profile pic, Elizabeth. Looking forward very much to your next book, whatever, whenever."

Thank you, Jan, for your kind note. I'm working on that next book... and eagerly awaiting the paperback release of BLUE NUDE this September.


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Jan Such a lovely profile pic, Elizabeth. Looking forward very much to your next book, whatever, whenever.


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