Susan Rivers

Susan Rivers

Rivers began her writing career as a playwright, receiving the Julie Harris Playwriting Award and the New York Drama League Award, working as an NEA Writer-in-Residence in San Francisco, and being named as a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award for British and American Women Playwrights.

The Second Mrs. Hockaday, published by Algonquin Books, is her debut novel. It was a People Magazine "Best New Books Pick" and a Woman's Day "Editor's Desk Pick" in 2017, as well as IndieNext, Library Reads and Winter OKRA Picks. The novel was a finalist for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize 2017 and the Southern Book Prize 2018.

Rivers lives with her husband in a former cotton-mill town in upstate South Carolina.

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