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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Messer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1948 in Detroit, Michigan


Illinois Connection

I moved to Chicago in 1983 to work as an editor at the Clearinghouse Review--a monthly journal that reported on issues of poverty law. I moved to Oak Park, Illinois, in 1985 and have lived and worked there ever since.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Ilinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose, *Illinois Arts Councial Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction *Moment Magazine Prize for Short Fiction *Jewish Cultural Writing Competition, Center for Yiddish Culture *WBEZ Stories on Stage