Suzanne Greenberg’s collection of short stories Speed-Walk and Other Stories won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, chosen by Rick Moody, and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award.

Her "stubbornly honest, painful, and funny" collection (Andrew Tonkovich, Editor, Santa Monica Review), Shopping for Dad was published in 2024 by Arroyo Seco Press.

Her novel, Lesson Plans, was published by Prospect Park Books. 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.

Her fiction, creative essays and poetry have appeared in a number of publications, including The Washington Post Magazine, Mississippi Review, West Branch and The Sun, among others.

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 What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing, edited by Anna Leahy, Multilingual Matters, Ltd. She is the co-author 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.

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