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About the Author

Elizabeth McKenzie

Elizabeth McKenzie is the author of the novel The Portable Veblen; a collection, Stop That Girl, shortlisted for the Story Prize; and the novel MacGregor Tells the World, a Chicago TribuneSan Francisco Chronicle, and School Library Journal best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic MonthlyBest American Nonrequired Reading, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, and has been recorded for NPR‘s Selected Shorts. She was an NEA/Japan-US Friendship Commission Fellow in 2010. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Stanford Continuing Studies program, and is currently senior editor of the Chicago Quarterly Review and managing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.