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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Power  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1961 in Chicago, Illilnois

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Power was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Power is a Standing Rock Sioux from Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. After a short career in law, she decided to become a writer, starting her career by earning an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop.Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story, and The Best American Short Stories 1993. She teaches at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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Awards

-- ''The Grass Dancer'' won the Ernest Hemmingway Foundation Award in 1995 for Best First Fiction