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Professor’s Story Collection is Book Prize Finalist

Susan Steinberg

"Spectacle," by USF's Susan Steinberg, is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.

Susan Steinberg’s most recent book of short stories about bad girls and broken hearts is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.

Fiction finalist

The USF English and MFA in Writing professor’s “Spectacle” is among five authors in the running in the fiction category for 2013. O, The Oprah Magazine previously named Steinberg’s story collection to the magazine’s summer favorites list as well as the fall and winter recommended reading lists last year. 

“Spectacle” marks a turning point for Steinberg because it allowed her to explore topics such as domestic abuse and gender identity in new ways, she said. “I don’t know if I’d call it my best book, but it’s definitely my favorite,” Steinberg said. 

Alongside John Grisham and J.K. Rowling

She plans to attend the 34th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize awards ceremony on April 11, alongside household names like John Grisham and J.K. Rowling, who are nominated in other categories. She’ll also participate in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books as part of a panel discussion and book signing on April 12-13.

Steinberg was a 2012 Pushcart Prize winner for her story “Cowboys” and a 2007 National Magazine Award winner for her story “To Sit, Unmoving.”

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