Susan Buttenwieser

Fiction Writer

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Susan Buttenwieser is the author of We Were Lucky with the Rain, a short story collection published by Four Way Books (September, 2020). Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in appeared in Epiphany, the Atticus Review, KGB Bar Literary Magazine, Failbetter and other publications, and she contributes news articles to Women's Media Center and creative nonfiction to Brain, Child and Mamalode. She has participated in several national reading series including the Literary Death Match and Listen To Your Mother and been awarded several fiction fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches creative writing in New York City public schools that serve high poverty neighborhoods, with incarcerated women at a maximum-security prison, with older adults and with incarcerated women  at Rikers Island and their families.

Publications & Prizes

We Were Lucky with the Rain (Four Way Books, 2020)
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Literary Mama
LOST Magazine
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Nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize

2007 Million Writers Award for Notable Online Stories

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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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Last update: Feb 11, 2020