Susan Steinberg

Susan Steinberg


Full-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 476


Susan Steinberg is the author of four books of fiction: Machine (Graywolf Press), Spectacle (Graywolf Press), Hydroplane (FC2), and The End of Free Love (FC2).

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a United States Artists Fellowship, Professor Steinberg has also been awarded the Pushcart Prize and a National Magazine Award. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, and other journals and magazines.

She has held residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Wurlitzer Foundation, Civitella Ranieri Center, the James Merrill House, Ledig House, Yaddo, and NYU.

Professor Steinberg earned a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in English from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Iowa


  • MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Prior Experience

  • The MacDowell Colony Residency
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency
  • Wurlitzer Foundation Residency
  • Blue Mountain Center Residency
  • Ledig House Residency
  • Yaddo Residency
  • NYU Residency

Awards & Distinctions

  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 2020

  • United States Artists Ziporyn Fellow in Literature, 2010
  • Pushcart Prize

  • National Magazine Award

Selected Publications

  • Steinberg, S. (2019). Machine, Graywolf Press.

  • Steinberg, S. (2013). Spectacle, Graywolf Press.

  • Steinberg, S. (2006). Hydroplane. FC2.

  • Steinberg, S. (2003). The End of Free Love. FC2.