Susan Shreve

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Susan Shreve
Susan Shreve at 2012 Fall for the Book
Occupation novelist, professor
Nationality American
Education University of Pennsylvania;
University of Virginia

Susan Richards Shreve is an American author, and novelist, as well as author of over a dozen children's books. She teaches at George Mason University.[1]


Shreve was educated at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the University of Virginia. She has also taught at George Washington University, Bennington College, and Princeton.[2] She briefly served as an essayist on The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.

As a writer, her works often center around the integrity of characters; with the choices they make when confronting adversity. Her book Daughters of the New World inspired a television miniseries A Will of Their Own. The program used no lines from her novel, and was critically panned. She has since stated that one of her most well-acclaimed books, A Country of Strangers, would never be made into a Hollywood movie. Lucy Forever and Miss Rosetree, Shrinks received an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

She has four grown children, one of whom, Porter Shreve, is also a published author. Shreve lives in Washington, DC. She is the writer of several series, including "Joshua T. Bates".



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