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Susan Neville

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Occupation  Writer, professor
Nationality  American
Name  Susan Neville

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Born  January 4, 1951 (age 64) Indianapolis, Indiana (1951-01-04)
Citizenship  United States of America
Education  B.A.: DePauw University, M.F.A. Bowling Green State University
Notable works  In the House of Blue Lights, Invention of Flight
Notable awards  Richard Sullivan Prize, Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

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Susan Neville (born January 4, 1951 Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American short story writer, and writing professor.


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She graduated from DePauw University, in 1973. She married Ken Neville. In 1976, she graduated from Bowling Green State University with an M.F.A. She taught at St. Petersburg Junior College, Ball State University, and Indiana University East. She teaches at Butler University.

She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • Two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships
  • Richard Sullivan prize for In the House of Blue Lights
  • 1984 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for Invention of Flight
  • Short Fiction

  • The Invention of Flight, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984, ISBN 9780820307060 
  • In the House of Blue Lights, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1998, ISBN 9780268011833 
  • Nonfiction

  • Iconography, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003, ISBN 9780253343222 
  • Indiana Winter, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994, ISBN 9780253208798 
  • Sailing the Inland Sea, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007, ISBN 9780253348678 
  • "Mystic vs. Maniac", O, the Oprah Magazine, May 2007, retrieved November 4, 2012 
  • References

    Susan Neville Wikipedia