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Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman by Elizabeth Harris Is Released

The winner of the 2014 Gival Press Novel Award Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman by Elizabeth Harris is now available.


“…Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman is one of the most intimate, vivid, and textured literary evocations of a bygone time and place and woman’s life that I have read, yet also one of the most mysterious. That’s because Harris possesses a combination of craft and wisdom found only in the finest historical novelists: the craft to render the past luminously in imagination, and the wisdom to recognize that that past can only be imagined, never known. Gripping, haunting, elusive, Mayhem is an extraordinary achievement.” ‐Evan Carton, Plougshares, September 4, 2015.

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Biography: Elizabeth Harris is a native Texan who grew up in Ft. Worth and in Pittsburgh, PA. She won the John Simmons Prize, awarded by University of Iowa Press, for her first book, The Ant Generator, a collection of stories praised for their “sense of wonder and comedy” and “acid-etched existentialism.” 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. Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman is her second book. She was a runner up in a previous Gival Press contest with The Look Thief, a contemporary novel; and in a Faulkner Pirate’s Alley competition for an earlier novel. She taught fiction writing and modern literature for a number of years at the University of Texas in Austin, where she and her husband live.

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