Elizabeth Gaffney is a lifelong 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. She has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Blue Mountain Center. 

Her first novel, Metropolis, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, was published by Random House in 2005. Her second novel, When the World Was Young, was published by Random House in 2014. She won the 2019 Lawrence Prize for Fiction, and her short stories have appeared in many literary magazines. She has also translated four books from German. When not writing, reading or walking the dog, she teaches fiction at NYU, A Public Space (where she is the Editor at Large) and The 24-Hour Room, a free virtual writers space that she founded during the pandemic.

Contact Elizabeth through:
Leigh Feldman
Leigh Feldman Literary
44 West 28 Street
New York, New York 10001