Austin writer Elizabeth McCracken is one of three finalists for the $20,000 Story Prize for her collection, “Thunderstruck.”
McCracken, who teaches at the University of Texas and the Michener Center for Writers, will be up against Francesca Marciano, author of “The Other Language,” and Lorrie Moore, author of “Bark.”
Judges for the contest are Arsen Kashkashian, a Boulder, Colorado, bookseller; Noreen Tomassi, director of the Center for Fiction; and Laura van den Berg, an author. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the New School in New York.
The winner gets $20,000, while the two runners-up get $5,000.