Biography

Elizabeth Evans is the author of six books of fiction: the novels As Good As Dead (Bloomsbury), Rowing in Eden (HarperCollins), Carter Clay (HarperCollins), and The Blue Hour (Algonquin); and the short story collections Suicide’s Girlfriend (HarperCollins) and Locomotion (New Rivers).

Evans was born, raised, and educated in Iowa. She attended Cornell College and the University of Iowa, where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Evans' distinctions include the Iowa Author Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the James Michener Fellowship, and a Lila Wallace Award. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, Wurlitzer, and other foundations.

Evans is Professor Emeritus for the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, and frequently teaches for Queens University of Charlotte's Low-residence MFA Program in Creative Writing. She makes her home in Tucson, Arizona.

Selected Works

Novels
“Evans is a masterful storyteller. Simultaneously funny, menacing, and wise, As Good As Dead is her finest novel to date.”
—Bharati Mukherjee, author of Miss New India
“A troubling, addictive collection.”
New York Times
“Brings readers through a gamut of emotional experiences and leaves them wiser at the close.”
Denver Post
"One of the Best Books of the Year"
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Very much a Great American Novel."
Washington Post Book World
Short Stories
–from Ploughshares, Spring, 2014, Volume 40, No. 1

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