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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.