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Susan Stinson

Author's Bio

Susan is currently Writer in Residence at Forbes Library, the public library in Northampton, where she runs writing rooms, discussion groups and workshops for writers, and curates a Local History/Local Novelists reading series. She is also a freelance writing coach and editor. Susan’s newest novel, Spider in a Tree, will be published in 2013 by Small Beer Press. Spider in a Tree is about eighteenth century preacher Jonathan Edwards, his family, and those enslaved in his household in Northampton, MA, a town he made famous for piety before its people rejected him. She speaks on literary and historical topics such as researching a novel, and also on issues related to body size.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
SPIDER IN A TREE (Small Beer Press, 2013), Venus of Chalk (Firebrand Books, 2004), Martha Moody (Spinsters Ink, 1995), Fat Girl Dances With Rocks (Spinsters Ink, 1994)
Anthologies:
Fat Studies Reader (University of California Press, 2008), Strange History of Suzanne Lafleshe (Feminist Press, 2004)
Journals:
Curve, Diva, Kenyon Review, Necessary Fiction, Seneca Review
Prizes:
Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize, Lambda Literary Foundation; Grants from Vogelstein Foundation and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Fund, as well as writing residencies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Blue Mountain Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Norcroft, and the Millay Colony.

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Listing last updated: November 28, 2012

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