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Elizabeth McCracken wins the Story Prize
Elizabeth McCracken wins the Story Prize

Elizabeth McCracken is the recipient of the $20,000 Story Prize for her collection “Thunderstruck.” McCracken was awarded the short-fiction prize Wednesday night at a ceremony in New York. Of McCracken’s work, the judges wrote: “She is the master of the small and perfectly telling detail — the mother's light tap of a hand on her child's coffin, a suitcase fallen over like ‘a shot dog,’ ‘a pair of red and white espadrilles that had run in the rain.’ She writes with such an open and compassionate heart that even the most damaged and lost of her characters thrum with life.” All three finalists for the Story Prize were...

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