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Elizabeth Gaffney


Elizabeth Gaffney

Elizabeth Gaffney is a native Brooklynite. She graduated with honors from Vassar College and holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College; she also studied philosophy and German at Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich.

Her first novel, Metropolis a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, was published by Random House in 2005. She is now at work on a second novel, The End of the Age of Wonder, and a story collection. Her stories have appeared in many little magazines, and she has translated three books from German.

Gaffney has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Blue Mountain Center. She also teaches fiction at the New School and serves as the editor at large of the literary magazine A Public Space.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the neurologist Alex Boro, and her two daughters.

Elizabeth Gaffney

Books by Elizabeth Gaffney

by Elizabeth Gaffney

On a freezing night in the middle of a New York winter, a young immigrant is suddenly awakened by a fire in P. T. Barnum’s stable, where he works and sleeps, and soon finds himself at the center of a citywide arson investigation. Determined to clear his name and realize the dreams that inspired his hazardous voyage to America, he will change his identity many times.