Susan Power (born 1961) is a Standing Rock Dakota author from Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. After a short career in law, she decided to become a writer, starting her career by earning an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop.
Her 1995 novel, The Grass Dancer, contains a complex plot about four generations of Native Americans, stretching from 1864 to 1986. The work received the 1995 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. Power has written several other books as well. Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story, and The Best American Short Stories 1993. She teaches at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- The Grass Dancer, Putnam, 1994.
- Strong Heart Society, Penguin, 1998.
- Roofwalker, Milkweed Editions, 2002.
- Kratzert, M. "Native American Literature: Expanding the Canon" in Collection Building Vol. 17, 1, 1998, p. 4.
- Susan Power at the Native American Writers Project
- Biography and criticism of work
- Princeton Hodder Fellowship grant bio