Susan Straight was born in Riverside, California, where she still lives with her family. Her memoir, In the Country of Women (Catapult, 2020), was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and CodeSwitch, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and a Finalist for the Clara Johnson Prize for Women's Literature. Her novels Highwire Moon and I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots were recently reissued by Counterpoint. Other novels include A Million Nightingales, Take One Candle, and Between Heaven and Here. She has been a Finalist for the National Book Award and the National Magazine Award; she received the Edgar for Best Mystery Story, the O Henry Prize, and the Lannan Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harpers, The Believer, Reader's Digest, Family Circle and others. Her instagram is @susan.straight. Her website is www.SusanStraight.com.Read more Read less
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