Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris is the author of Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman, which won the 2014 Gival Press Novel Award and has been reviewed with enthusiasm, praised as essential cultural Texana, and listed among the 10 Best Books of 2015. For its style and its penetration of the Western myth, Mayhem has been compared to fiction of Katherine Anne Porter, Wendell Berry, Cormac McCarthy, and Annie Proulx. Harris’s first book, The Ant Generator, a short story collection, was chosen by Marilynne Robinson for the prestigious John Simmons Award from the University of Iowa Press. 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. She taught fiction-writing at the University of Texas at Austin for a number of years and counts many successful writers among her former students. Visit Elizabeth Harris at www.elizabethharriswriter.com.