Susan Stinson is an American writer. She has published three novels and a collection of poetry to date, with her fourth novel scheduled for publication in fall 2013. Born in Texas and raised in Colorado, she currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she is writer in residence at the Forbes Library.
An out lesbian, Stinson was awarded the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize in 2011. Her novel Venus of Chalk was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and was named one of the ten best books of the year by Publishing Triangle, and she is a past winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction.
- Belly Songs (1993)
- Fat Girl Dances with Rocks (1994, ISBN 9781883523022 )
- Martha Moody (1995, ISBN 978-1-883523-07-7)
- Venus of Chalk (2004, ISBN 978-1563411373)
- Spider in a Tree (2013, ISBN 9781618730695)
- "Susan Stinson of Northampton proud to be writer in residence at Forbes Library". MassLive.com, June 19, 2012.
- "LGBT writer finds freedom as novelist". MassLive.com, May 3, 2011.
- "Alex Sanchez and Susan Stinson Awarded Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize". Lambda Literary Foundation, April 21, 2011.
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