USF English Professor Awarded Pushcart Prize

By Laura Waldron Posted Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:00

The University of San Francisco’s Susan Steinberg, an associate professor of English, is a 2012 Pushcart Prize-winner.

Steinberg, who was recently awarded the United States Artists Ziporyn Fellowship in literature for 2011 won for her short story “Cowboys.”

Steinberg described “Cowboys,” first published in the spring 2010 issue of American Short Fiction, as an experimental short story in which the narrator revisits the night of her father's death. “Cowboys” will be reprinted in the November issue of Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.

Since its establishment in 1976, The Pushcart Prize – Best of Small Press Series has featured the best short stories, poems, and essays from America’s small presses. The prestigious publication has regularly been among the first to recognize talented, up and coming authors, among them Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Susan Minot, and John Irving.

Steinberg’s other work includes the short story collections Hydroplane (2006) and The End of Free Love (2003). This spring, Steinberg taught the senior seminar in writing at USF and is scheduled to teach the advanced workshop in creative writing in fiction in the fall semester.

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