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Susan Henderson

Author's Bio

SUSAN HENDERSON is the author of UP FROM THE BLUE (HarperCollins, 2010) and is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award and a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. Her work has—twice—been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Publications include Zoetrope, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, South Dakota Review, The MacGuffin, Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies (nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2004), North Atlantic Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Opium, Other Voices, Amazon Shorts (nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2006), The World Trade Center Memorial, The Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney's Books, 2004), The Best American Non-Required Reading (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Not Quite What I Was Planning (HarperPerennial, 2008), and Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years (Snowvigate Press, 2009). She blogs at LitPark.com, and occasionally at Huffington Post and Brad Listi's The Nervous Breakdown. Her husband is a costume designer, filmmaker, and tenured drama professor. They live in NY with their two boys.

Publications and Prizes

Up from the Blue (HarperCollins Publishers, 2010)
Not Quite What I Was Planning (Harper Perennial, 2008), The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), The Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney's Books, 2004)
Arkansas Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, North Atlantic Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Opium Magazine, Other Voices, Pittsburgh Quarterly, South Dakota Review, The MacGuffin

Susan Henderson Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried; Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible; William Maxwell, So Long, See You Tomorrow, Nicole Krauss, The History of Life; Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son.
Favorite Authors:
william maxwell, tim o'brien, homer, dave eggers, denis johnson, khaled hosseini, janet fitch, neil gaiman, carson mccullers, george saunders, aimee bender, jean toomer, david sedaris, j.m. coetzee, nicole krauss, gabriel garcia marquez, etheridge knight, virgil

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Listing last updated: November 10, 2010

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Born in:
Palo Alto, CA
Raised in:
Arlington, VA
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