Elizabeth Gentry‘s debut novel Housebound was awarded the 2012 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize, which was judged by novelist and fairy tale advocate Kate Bernheimer. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, she lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she works as Writing Specialist for the University of Tennessee College of Law and teaches for the University English Department. She received an MFA in fiction writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
A masterful, miniature, paradox world. So many surging demands on dear Maggie, this story’s main girl. Oh, horrible danger must lurk for her—or something much worse, and prettier still, something that goes back much further than time…Housebound kept me spellbound.” – Kate Bernheimer