Conley, Susan (1967 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories

After living in Beijing, China for two years, novelist Susan Conley and her family returned to Portland, ME. She is co-founder and former executive directory of the Telling Room, a writers' workshop and literary hub for the region. She was an associate editor at Ploughshares and has led creative writing seminars at Emerson College in Boston. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, as well as The Paris Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares and other literary magazines. She taught creative writing and literature at several colleges including Emerson College, Simmons College, The University of New England and within Harvard’s Teachers as Writers Program. Susan graduated from Middlebury College and went on to get her M.F.A. in poetry from San Diego State University. She’s received two MacDowell Colony fellowships for her work, as well as a Breadloaf Writers fellowship and a Massachusetts Arts Council Grant.


  • The Foremost Good Fortune (2011)

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