Judith Speizer Crandell

Fiction Writer

Milton, DE 19968

Author's Bio

Author’s Bio:  Judith Speizer Crandell


Having resided on both coasts and in between, Judith Speizer Crandell has happily landed in Milton, Delaware. Solitary walks along the Atlantic beaches soothe her soul. Sharing these with her husband, Bill, a fellow writer, and their rescue dog, Windsor, enliven her soul. Proximity to the ocean fuels her creativity. An award-winning writer and teacher of fiction and nonfiction, she’s received residencies at Yaddo, A Room of One’s Own (AROHO), as well as selection as a semi-finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Competition. She attended writers’ conferences at San Miguel Allende, the Joiner Center/University of Massachusetts, Mendocino and Byrdcliffe. The Maryland State Arts Council granted her their Individual Artist Fellowship for her novel, The Resurrection of Hundreds Feldman. Most recently, her new home state chose her to attend the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Arts Council 2018 Seashore Writers Retreat. Her fiction has appeared in publications including Cleveland magazine, the Hudson Review, the Sun and Gamut and most recently in Halloween Party 2017, Solstice, Equinox, Suspicious Activities, What Sort of Fuckery Is This? anthologies and now in Halloween 2019. She’s read from her work at venues such as the NYS Writers Institute, the NYS Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Washington, DC and Milton, DE Library readings. Her general background includes print journalism and speechwriting.  The Woman Puzzle, one of her novels, was published November, 2019.

She has a MA from Cleveland State University and doctoral work in 2th Century British and American Literature from Case Western Univerity.


Publications & Prizes

Halloween 2019 (Devil's Party Press, 2019)
Suspicious Activities (Devil's Party Press, 2019)
What Sort of Fuckery Is This? (Devil's Party Press, 2019)
Equinox (Devil's Party Press, 2018)
Solstice (Devil's Party Press, 2018)
Halloween Party 2017 (Devil's Party Press, 2017)
The Woman Puzzle (Devil's Party Press, 2019)
Allied Publishing
Cleveland Magazine
Hudson River Anthology
Laughing Bear

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Virginia Woolf F. Scott Fitzgeral Isabelle Allende Gabriel Garcia Marquez Erin Morgenstern
What I'm reading now: 
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Jewish
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Born in: 
Newark , NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
Livingston , NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Dec 30, 2019