Sunday, November 02, 2008

Another Crane Story on Selected Shorts!

I just found out my story "Ad" is airing on Selected Shorts this week, so check your local NPR listings. I haven't heard this yet (we were supposed to fly to NY for the live show last year, but got snowed in), but it's kind of one big long run-on sentence and I've only read it out loud once myself, so I am really looking forward to hearing what Jill Eikenberry did with it.

7 comments:

jin said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm a first-time visitor to your blog after hearing your story ("Ad") on NPR in the Cape on Saturday night. I couldn't get out of the car (even once we were home), until it was finished! Loved it - just wonderful. And Jill Eikenberry did a great job. Now I have to get hold of your other stories! Amazing writing!

Elizabeth said...

Well, thank you so much! I hope you enjoy my other stories as well. I agree, I finally got to hear it and I think Jill Eikenberry was fantastic. Not an easy story to read and she totally pulled it off!

Liz Birge said...

I also heard "Ad" on Selected Shorts and love it. I laughed all the way to work (I listened to the Podcast). Which collection is it from?

Liz Birge
New Jersey

Elizabeth Crane said...

Thanks, Liz! It's from ALL THIS HEAVENLY GLORY.

Katzeneurotic said...

You know, I was listening to the Ad in the metro, and I was shaking uncontrollably with laughter, people watching bewildered and all. I loved your story, Football, even more...there's something about you that goes beyond the humor(which by the way is brilliant), I think it's the brief but intense moments of sadness in these two stories (especially in Football)...there's soul there and I'm enjoying it all the way...thank you for the delight! :) promise to buy book asap.

Anonymous said...

I just heard - and very much enjoyed - your story on Selected Shorts. Thank you for bringing up the strangeness of "uncomfortability." You're the first person I've encountered who has picked up on the use of that word in certain circles. It has been driving me batty for years. The moment I heard your take on it, I ran upstairs with my laptop to make my partner listen to it. I stood there, excited and stunned, saying, "I just feel so...so..." To which he replied, "Vindicated?" YES! And thank you for sharing your knack for a good story with the rest of us. It's a great way to be of service in the world. Cheers, Lori

Elizabeth Crane said...

Many thanks, Katzen and Lori! And so happy another soul in the world shares my feelings about 'uncomfortability'.