Suzanne Greenberg

Suzanne Greenberg’s collection of short stories, Speed-Walk and Other Stories, won the 2003 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, chosen by Rick Moody, and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award in 2004. Her fiction, creative essays and poetry have appeared in a number of publications, including The Washington Post Magazine, Mississippi Review, West Branchand The Sun, among others.

Her novel, Lesson Plans, was published by Prospect Park Books in May 2014. Named “One of Seven Great Books from Small Presses Worth Your Time” by Reader’s Digest, Lesson Plans was also a Library Journal Editor’s Spring Pick.

She is the co-author, with Lisa Glatt, of two novels for children, Abigail Iris: The One and Only and Abigail Iris: The Pet Project, both published by Walker Books, a division of Bloomsbury USA.

Her work on teaching creative writing has appeared in numerous publications, including, most recently, in Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project, edited by Anna Leahy, Multilingual Matters, Ltd. She is the co-author, with her husband Michael C. Smith, of a book on creative writing, Everyday Creative Writing: Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink, distributed by McGraw Hill, now in its second edition.

She received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from the University of Maryland. She teaches creative writing at California State University, Long Beach, where she is a professor of English. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and children.