Susanna Daniel’s debut novel, Stiltsville, was awarded the 2011 PEN/Bingham Award for best debut fiction, and was named an Amazon Best Debut of 2010, a Huffington Post Best Book of 2010, and an Oprah.com summer read. Her second novel, Sea Creatures, is the Target Book Club selection for September 2014, and was called “a captivating, haunting novel” by Abraham Verghese.
Susanna’s essays and short stories have been published in Slate, Newsweek, Epoch, and elsewhere. Susanna has been awarded writing and teaching fellowships from the MacDowell Colony; the UCross Foundation; the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she earned an MFA in fiction; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a Carl Djerrassi Fiction Fellow. She taught writing at the University of Iowa, UW-Madison, Ripon College, and Madison College, but has never led workshops as challenging and exciting as the MWS classes she leads at her own dining room table. She is at work on a third novel.