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Susan Henderson's Biography

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New York
Jan 2008

SUSAN HENDERSON is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award. Her debut novel, UP FROM THE BLUE, was published by HarperCollins in 2010 and has been selected as a Great Group Reads pick (by the Women’s National Book Association), an outstanding softcover release (by NPR), a Best Bets Pick (by BookReporter), Editor’s Pick (by BookMovement), Editor’s Choice (by BookBrowse), a Prime Reads pick (by HarperCollins New Zealand), a Top 10 of 2010 (by Robert Gray of Shelf Awareness), and a favorite reads feature on the Rosie O'Donnell show. Now in its fourth printing, UP FROM THE BLUE will soon be available in Norwegian and Dutch translation.

Susan blogs at LitPark and The Nervous Breakdown and volunteers for the We Are Family Foundation. Her husband is a costume designer, filmmaker, and Chair of a university drama department. They live in NY with their two boys.


William Maxwell, Harper Lee, James Baldwin, Shirley Jackson, Zora Neale Hurston, Carson McCullers.


Dan Conaway, Writers House, New York

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