Discipline: Literature – fiction

Susan Steinberg

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2018, 2023

Susan Steinberg is the author of four books of fiction, most recently Machine and Spectacle, both from Graywolf Press. She was awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship and has been the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and a Pushcart Prize.

Her work has appeared in several literary journals, including American Short Fiction, McSweeney's, The Gettysburg Review, Conjunctions, and The Believer online. She teaches at the University of San Francisco and was the 2019 and 2021 Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor in the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa.

At MacDowell, she has worked on several collections and novels. In 2018 Susan worked on her novel, Machine, then forthcoming from Graywolf Press. During her 2023 residency, she was working on her fifth book of fiction, a novel.



Susan Steinberg worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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