"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.
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,
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