Susan is the author of a wide range of books, literary criticism, essays, analyses, interviews, and fiction. Her seminal work, Elizabeth Bowen: New Critical Perspectives, galvanized a resurgence of interest in Bowen and continues to sell well in the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland. Her last novel, Surviving the Wreck, was translated into German and sold widely in the U.S., Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.
Susan is also a frequent reader and speaker at colleges, writing conferences, and literary events across the country as well as in Europe. Most recently, she was a guest speaker and reader at the Trevor/Bowen Literary Festival in Ireland and the Universität Basel. For over 20 years, she was a member of the English Department faculty at Rutgers University. She also works with Douglass College’s Global 16 Days Campaign to promote awareness of violence against women.