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portrait of Elizabeth Crane

Elizabeth Crane is the author of two novels and four books of short stories, most recently the novel The History of Great Things (HarperPerennial) and the collection Turf (Soft Skull). She is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts and adapted for the stage by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Her debut novel, We Only Know So Much (HarperPerennial), has been adapted for film. She teaches in the low residency MFA program in creative writing at UC Riverside. “This Story Will Change” comes from a memoir to be published by Counterpoint Press in 2022.