Susan Power

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General Information

Name: Susan Power

Pen Name: None

Born: 1961 in Chicago, Illilnois

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Power was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Power is a Standing Rock Sioux from Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. After a short career in law, she decided to become a writer, starting her career by earning an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story, and The Best American Short Stories 1993. She teaches at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Published Works

  • The Grass Dancer, Putnam, 1994
  • Strong Heart Society, G P Putnam's Sons, 1998
  • Roofwalker, Milkweed Editions, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Strong Heart Society

ISBN: 0399142126
Release Date: 1998-12-31

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Literary Awards

The Grass Dancer won the Ernest Hemmingway Foundation Award in 1995 for Best First Fiction

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Putnam Publishing

200 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10016

External Links

Susan Power on WorldCat

Susan Power on Amazon


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