You Must Be This Happy to Enter

You Must Be This Happy to Enter Cover

You Must Be This Happy to Enter

By Elizabeth Crane

Akashic Books, Paperback, 9781933354439, 183pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

Whether breathlessly enthusiastic, serenely calm, or really concentrating right now on their personal zombie issues, Elizabeth Crane's happy cast explores the complexities behind personal satisfaction.
Elizabeth Crane is the author of two previous story collections, "When the Messenger is Hot" and "All This Heavenly Glory." Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including "Chicago Reader" and "The Believer," as well as several anthologies, including "McSweeney's Future Dictionary of America" and "The Best Underground Fiction." A winner of the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award, Crane teaches creative writing at Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies, The School of the Art Institute, and The University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago.

About the Author
Elizabeth Crane is the author of the novel We Only Know So Much, and three collections of short stories: When the Messenger is Hot, All this Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter. Her stories have been featured on NPR s Selected Shorts. She is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award, and her work has been adapted for the stage by Chicago s Steppenwolf Theater Company. A feature film adaptation of We Only Know So Much will be released in 2016.