Susan Griffin

Essayist   Poet   Novelist   Playwright

 

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Over fifty years, through twenty books, one a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Susan Griffin has been making unconventional connections between seemingly separate subjects. Whether pairing ecology and gender in her foundational work, Woman and Nature,  or the private life with the targeting of civilians, in A Chorus of Stones, she has shed a new light on countless contemporary issues, including climate change, war, colonialism, the body, democracy, and terrorism. 
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UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS:
Works in Progress: A Series of Conversations

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On June 5, 2016, as part of the Bay Area Book Festival and her series called “Works in Progress,” Susan will moderate a discussion between former poet Laureate of California, Al Young, and the celebrated translator of Rilke, Anita Barrows, who both write novels and poetry, to discuss “Interior Landscapes in Poetry and Prose,” what different forms call forth and require (downtown, at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkley 94704.)  http://www.baybookfest.org/content/schedule/schedule.html (click on the event listing to get free tickets and more details)  

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On May 15, 2016 Susan was given the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement by the Northern California Book reviewers.

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Wrestling with The Angel of Democracy
On Being an American Citizen