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Susan Engberg

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Name  Susan Engberg

Role  Novelist
Books  Sarah's laughter, and other stories

Susan Engberg (born June 12, 1940; Dubuque, Iowa) is an American novelist and award-winning author. She is of German and Danish descent and has lived in Midwest America for all of her life.


Personal life

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Lawrence University in Wisconsin with a degree in English, Engberg worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at Yale University and as an editor for the Iowa Review.

Engberg currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Charles, an architect and jazz musician, and their two daughters.


Engberg is the author of four short story collections. Her first collection, Pastorale, was called “so good that [it] could change your life” by award-winning author Russell Banks in the New York Times. The collection won the 1993 Banta Book Award. She followed this up with A Stay by the River and Sarah's Laughter. Her latest collection, Above the Houses were described by Publisher's Weekly as "gorgeously crafted" and that "Engberg's quiet denouements feel wholly integral to these tales of quiet desperation."


Susan Engberg Wikipedia

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