Suzanne Scanlon is the author of the forthcoming Committed (Vintage / Anchor Books, 2024), a critical memoir about women, reading, and mental illness. Also a fiction writer, Scanlon’s previous books include the novels Promising Young Women (Dorothy, 2012) and Her 37th Year, An Index (Noemi, 2015). Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Granta, BOMB, Fence, The Iowa Review, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, and elsewhere. Scanlon has received fellowships from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ox-Bow Artists Residency, and the Ragdale Foundation. She has an MFA from Northwestern University’s Litowitz Creative Writing program, and currently teaches at the School of Art Institute Chicago.
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