Bio

Susan Shreve is the author of fourteen novels, most recently A STUDENT OF LIVING THINGS from Viking, a memoir, WARM SPRINGS: TRACES OF A CHILDHOOD AT FDR’S POLIO HAVEN from Houghton Mifflin 2007, for which she did extensive media, particularly NPR and affiliates and was interviewed by Jeff Brown for the Lehrer NewsHour. Her new novel YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE will be published by WW Norton in the summer of 2012. THERE WILL BE MORE NEWS TOMORROW is a novel in progress.

 

A novel A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS is under option for film presently and DAUGHTERS OF THE NEW WORLD was an NBC mini series under the title A WILL OF THEIR OWN. She has published a pseudonymous novel GLIMMER(from the first person point of view of an African American young woman) published under the name Annie Waters, an experience she wrote about in Writers on Writing for the New York Times. FAILING WITH CHILDREN, a book length historical essay is in progress as is STAGEFRIGHT partially memoir in form, a personal essay about women.

 

She has written twenty-eight books for children published primarily by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic and Knopf. Her new children’s book THE LOVELY SHOES was published in June 2011. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH A BOY LIKE ME is a children’s book in process as is THE SAVE THE MARRIAGE BABY, both for Arthur A. Levine.

 

She is the co-editor or editor of five anthologies including DREAM ME HOME SAFELY for which she was the editor and with Porter Shreve OUTSIDE THE LAW. TALES OUT OF SCHOOL and HOW WE WANT TO LIVE, and with Marita Golden: SKIN DEEP, essays on race. She has published several essays in magazines and collected in anthologies, most recently in EYE OF MY HEART which came out in May 2009. She has had many essays published in magazines, newspapers and collected in anthologies.

 

She’s the founder of the Master of Fine Arts Degree at George Mason University where she is a Professor of English and a former President and present Co-Chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

 

She has received a Guggenheim Award for Fiction and a National Endowment grant for Fiction, the Jenny Moore Chair in Creative Writing at George Washington University and has won both the Grub Street Prize for non-fiction and the Service award from Poets and Writers. She has taught in the MFA at Columbia School of the Arts and for three years at Princeton University. She was a part time visitor at Goucher College for 2008-2010.

 
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