Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop was born and raised in New York City. She earned her BA from Harvard University and her MFA in fiction from the UC Irvine, where she was the recipient of the Schaeffer Writing Fellowship. She is the author of the novels The Why of Things, Fireworks, and December. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and St. Bernard.

Books by this Author

The Why of Things
Simon & Schuster 2013 Fiction Sampler


Elizabeth Winthrop: What Are You Reading?

Elizabeth Winthrop on reading George Saunders's acclaimed stories TENTH OF DECEMBER and Andrew Solomon's FAR FROM THE TREE, a book about parents who have extraordinary children.

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop on the Web