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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Messer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1948 in Detroit, Michigan

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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

Grand River and Joy (Sweetwater Fiction: Originals)
ISBN: 0472034294

University of Michigan Press. 2010

A novel that puts the reader right in the heart of the 1967 Detroit race riots


Awards

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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