About and Contact
Hey there, I’m Suzanne Kingsbury, and I’m so happy you came to visit. I am terrible about talking about myself and would much rather hear about you you you, but I’ve written a few salacious facts below in case you are interested. Here’s where I give you my street cred, but if you’d like a more personalized version of my story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are the press and would like a shortened version of this rather lengthy missive, please give me a holler at email@example.com.
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“Beautifully written… Kingsbury’s ability to create the passion and desperation of first love makes you want to do it all over again” -Big Issue
“If aching and beautiful stories can still change lives, even for a little while, then this one surely will” -Robert Olmstead, author of River Dogs
“You will be bathed in the grace of Kingsbury’s fine prose.” -Jim Harrison, bestselling author of Legends of the Fall
“Kingsbury… summons the ghosts of Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee… as timeless in its evocation of racial, sexual and family tensions as it is in reflecting the coming-of-age realisations of its lead characters” -Scotsman
“With language as lush and sensuous… Suzanne Kingsbury weaves an unforgettable story, ripe with passion and loss.” -Award-winning fiction writer Jill McCorkle
“Kingsbury’s elegy to desire and redemption and the prices you ultimately pay for them catches the reader on the first page and continues to resonate in the mind long after the epilogue is finished.” -William Gay, award-winning author of Provinces of Night
Suzanne Kingsbury is the award-winning author of two critically-acclaimed novels, The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me
and The Gospel According to Gracey
, both translated widely abroad and optioned for film by Will Akers and Anne Hathaway. In 2007 after graduating from Bennington College with a Masters of
Fine Arts in Literature and Creative Writing, Suzanne founded Gateless Writing (formerly Wild Words), a nationwide organization based on creative brain science and non-dual thought that supports writers to the point of publication and beyond. Through salon-style retreats and workshops, one-on-one intensives and career training programs, Suzanne has helped over 250 writers on their path to signing with top agents, getting book deals, hitting bestseller lists and wining prestigious literary awards.
Suzanne is the recipient of a Fulbright Award, an Oxford Town Fiction Award and has been shortlisted for the Robert Olen Butler Award for Short Fiction, the Fog City Writer’s Award and a Dana Award. She was the co-editor of the first Alumni Grill Anthology with William Gay and was the fiction editor for the Bennington Review. Her essays and short stories have been anthologized in At My Grandmother’s Table
by Fairview Press, The Blue Moon Cafe Anthology
by Macadam and Cage and Contemporary Vermont Fiction
by Green Writer’s Press. Her work has appeared in Glamour magazine, the LA Times, the Huffington Post, People Magazine, The Rolling Stone (European edition) and many other publications. The 2013 Writers’ Guide named her as one of the experts of the creative process.
In her previous life, Suzanne worked at the School for International Training with language and cultural immersion programs in Africa and Asia. She is a certified Laban Technique dance teacher (K-12) and has choreographed for the Bread and Puppet Theater and worked in Jacques D’Ambois’ National Dance Institute in Soho.Today she and her husband Peter live in southeastern Vermont, where she is one of the principal organizers of the Brattleboro Literary Festival and hosts a Tuesday night Gateless salon for established and upcoming writers. She is currently at work on her third novel.