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Susan Coll is the author of the novels The Stager, Beach Week, Acceptance, Rockville Pike, and karlmarx.com.

Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR.org, theatlantic.com, The Millions, and a variety of other publications including The Asian Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune. Her novel, Acceptance, was made into a television movie starring the hilarious Joan Cusack.

Susan is the president of the PEN/Faulkner foundation. She teaches an intensive year-long novel workshop at The Writer’s Center, and worked as the Events and Programs Director at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, for five years.

 

Read some highlights of her work:

‘Le Divorce’ was a ’90s sensation. Diane Johnson is back again with another hit.
Book Review, The Washington Post

What Kurt Vonnegut’s rapturous love letters reveal about him as a writer — and husband
Book Review, The Washington Post

A Writer Winks at Her City
Book Review, Moment

Connie Schultz’s ‘The Daughters of Erietown’ captures four generations of women in a hardscrabble Ohio town
Book Review, The Washington Post

Writing through the Pandemic
Essay, Washingtonian Magazine

A Love Letter to Old-Fashioned Department Stores
Book Review, The New York Times

The Boorish, Comic Life of an Exquisitely Awful Dentist
Book Review, The New York Times

Memoir and Biography – ‘Personal History’ by Katharine Graham
Essay, Washingtonian Magazine

‘Live A Little’ by Howard Jacobson
Book Review, Moment

For the Young Couple in This Novel, the Stars Align, Then Explode
Book Review, The New York Times

‘Impossible Views of the World’ by Lucy Ives
Book Review, The New York Times

‘The Book of Separation’ by Tova Mirvis
Book Review, Moment

How to Raise a Rock Star, According to Dave Grohl’s Mom
Washingtonian Magazine

‘Before the War’ by Fay Weldon
Book Review, The New York Times

‘The Other Side of the World’ by Stephanie Bishop
Book Review, The New York Times

‘The Unseen World’ by Liz Moore
Book Review, The Washington Post

Shelving to Save a Book’s Life
The Atlantic

The Last Bookstore
OpEd, The Washington Post

Art Inspires Fiction
TheMillions.com

‘A Good Man In Africa’ by William Boyd
Book Review, NPR

‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ by Maria Semple
Book Review, The Washington Post

‘The Shadow Scholar’ by Dave Tomar and ‘Conning Harvard’ by Julie Zauzmer
Book Review, The Washington Post

Helicopter Parenting – Spiraling Out of Control
OpEd, The Washington Post

She enjoys speaking to book groups, so go ahead and ask: susancollbooks@gmail.com.