Suzanne Berne

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Suzanne Berne (born 1961 Washington, D.C.) is an American novelist known for her foreboding character studies involving unexpected domestic and psychological drama in bucolic suburban settings.

Life[edit]

She attended Georgetown Day School. She was educated at Wesleyan University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She presently lives with her family near Boston and has taught at both Harvard University and Wellesley College.[1] She is associate English professor at Boston College.[2]

She currently lives in Boston with her husband and two girls.[3]

Career[edit]

Her debut novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won Great Britain's prestigious Orange Prize. Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl, the book chronicles a child's murder in a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C. against the backdrop of the unfolding Watergate scandal. A Perfect Arrangement tells of the complex and increasingly disturbing relationship between a normal suburban family and their exceptionally perfect nanny. The Ghost at the Table explores the dramatic territory between two sisters' differing versions of their shared history.

Works[edit]

  • Ladies, gentlemen, friends and relations, University of Iowa, 1985
  • A crime in the neighborhood: a novel, Algonquin Books, 1997, ISBN 978-1-56512-165-2
  • The Ghost at the Table, Algonquin Books, 1997, (reprint 2007, ISBN 978-1-56512-334-2)
  • A perfect arrangement: a novel, Algonquin Books, 2001, ISBN 978-1-56512-261-1
  • Lucile, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010, ISBN 9781565126251

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  2. ^ http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/english/faculty/ptfaculty.html
  3. ^ http://www.suzanneberne.net

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