Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Messer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1948 in Detroit, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

I moved to Chicago in 1983 to work as an editor at the Clearinghouse Review--a monthly journal that reported on issues of poverty law. I moved to Oak Park, Illinois, in 1985 and have lived and worked there ever since.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


  • Ilinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose,
  • Illinois Arts Councial Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction
  • Moment Magazine Prize for Short Fiction
  • Jewish Cultural Writing Competition, Center for Yiddish Culture
  • WBEZ Stories on Stage

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Contact me through my website.