Elizabeth Harris

Fort Worth, The United States


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Winner of the 2014 Gival Press Fiction Award, Elizabeth Harris is a native Texan who grew up in Ft. Worth. She won the John Simmons Prize, awarded by University of Iowa Press, for her first book, "The Ant Generator", a collection of stories praised for their “sense of wonder, comedy and acid-etched existentialism.” Those and uncollected stories appeared in Antioch Review, Epoch, Chicago Review, North American Review, Shenandoah, and other magazines, and have been anthologized in New Stories from the South, Best of Wind, The Iowa Award, and Literary Austin.

“Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman" is her second book, coming October, 2015. She was a runner up in a pr

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A Book That Changed My Life

I was in Texas at the time but a very long way from writing a novel about a woman whose husband can’t see her around another man, two violent crimes including an ambiguous rape, and the PTSD that conditions her life afterwards. I was maybe four.

The book was a worn, hard-back children’s book, about an inch thick, bound in dark blue cloth and frayed along the edges. It was *Cobi Camel,* by Nell Smid

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Published on October 07, 2015 07:51
Average rating: 4.0 · 29 ratings · 11 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman

4.13 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Ant Generator

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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