The Dog of the North a New York Times Editors’ Choice

The Dog of the North has been longlisted for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction


Elizabeth McKenzie profiled by Paul Wilner in the Nob Hill Gazette

The Portable Veblen wins the 2017 California Book Award silver medal in fiction


The Portable Veblen featured in the New York Times holiday gift guide: “Books for the Imagination, the Funny Bone, and the Intellect”

The Portable Veblen longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for fiction


The Portable Veblen shortlisted for the 2016 Baileys prize

An interview with Michael Silverblatt on Bookworm

Profile in the San Francisco Chronicle

Nancy Pearl reviews The Portable Veblen on “That Stack of Books

The Portable Veblen an Indie Next Pick for February 2016

The Portable Veblen reviewed by Maureen Corrigan on NPR’s Fresh Air

The Portable Veblen on “Bill’s Books“–WNBC New York

Reviews of The Portable Veblen in the New York Times, Slate, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Irish Times, KQED’s The Spine, Electric LiteratureThe Guardian, Flavorwire, The Rumpus

Conspicuous Rambunction: an interview in the Los Angeles Review of Books by Jennifer Bannan

The Portable Veblen to be published by 4th Estate UK, January 2016

The Portable Veblen to be published by Penguin Press, January 2016

Teaching at the Catamaran Writing Conference 2015

Savage Breast” in The New Yorker

Teaching Short Story Writing, Winter 2015, Stanford Continuing Studies

Elizabeth McKenzie receives Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant

Teaching at the Catamaran Writers Conference at Pebble Beach

Stop That Girl on Audible

Elizabeth McKenzie named 2012 Artist Laureate, Arts Council Silicon Valley

Elizabeth McKenzie receives Gail Rich Award

Fiction in The Atlantic Monthly

Elizabeth receives Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant

Elizabeth McKenzie receives Japan-US Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellowship

judge for fiction, William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

MacGregor Tells the World a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the year

MacGregor Tells the World a Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the year

MacGregor Tells The World a Best Book, School Library Journal

Alan Cheuse cites Stop That Girl in the Chicago Tribune

Stop That Girl selected for NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation Summer Reading List’

“Paperback books of particular interest.”
The New York Times Book Review/Paperback Row

“New in Paperback”Washington Post Book World

Stop That Girl selected for The Best of 2005 BooksNewsday

Stop That Girl selected for The Story Prize–2005 Short List

Stop That Girl selected for School Library JournalBest Books of 2005

A Rocky Mountain News “Great Debut” 2005

NPR Interview

Encyclopedia Britannica Year In Review 2005–American Literature

Interview on

Stop that Girl selected for The Best American Nonrequired Reading

An Amazon Breakout Books Selection

Selected Shorts: WNYC New York

Conversational Reading

Other Voices

Authors don’t just write–they read, too

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