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Elizabeth Gaffney

Elizabeth Gaffney

Instructor, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


Elizabeth Gaffney is the author of two novels. Metropolis was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. When the World Was Young is her most recent novel. She has also translated three novels and a memoir from German. Gaffney has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Blue Mountain Center. She was a staff editor at The Paris Review for 16 years and she currently serves as the editor-at-large of the literary magazine A Public Space. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. She also studied philosophy and German at Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich.

Gaffney teaches Fiction in our low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. 

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