Discipline: Literature – fiction

Susan Steinberg

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

Susan Steinberg is the author the short story collections, Spectacle, a finalist for the L.A. Times Prize in Fiction; Hydroplane; and The End of Free Love. At MacDowell, she worked on her first novel, Machine, forthcoming from Graywolf Press. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, American Short Fiction, Quarterly West, and other literary journals. She was the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a National Magazine Award, and a United States Artist Fellowship. She earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.F.A. in English from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is chair of the Department of English at the University of San Francisco.



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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