Creative Writing: fiction
Susan Shreve is the author of thirteen novels (most recently A Student of Living Things from Viking/Penguin), a memoir (Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven from Houghton Mifflin 2007), and thirty books for children. She has published several essays collected in anthologies and is the co-editor or editor of five anthologies, including Dream Me Home Safely for which she was the editor, and with Porter Shreve, Outside the Law, Tales Out of School, and How We Want to Live, and with Marita Golden, Skin Deep. She's the founder of the MFA degree in creative writing at George Mason University and a former president and present co-chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She has received a Guggenheim Award for Fiction and a National Endowment grant for Fiction, the Jenny Moore Chair in Creative Writing at George Washington University and has won both the Grub Street Prize for non-fiction and the Service award from Poets and Writers. Her novel Left at Witchita was published in 2009 as well as her children's book, The Lovely Shoes. Failing with Children, a book length essay, is in progress, a section of which was given as an address for an award she received from Sidwell Friends School. What Are You Going to Do with a Boy Like Me is a children's book in process for Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. The Lovely Shoes, also published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic was released in June 2011 and You Are the Love of My Life was published by WW Norton in Spring 2012.