Suzanne Rivecca

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudyBoston, MA

Author's Bio

Author of "Death is Not an Option" (WW Norton, 2010), a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Prize, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the Story Prize. My short fiction has received 2 Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2013.

Publications and Prizes


Death is Not an Option: Stories


Best New American Voices 2008
Best New American Voices 2009
After The Bell: Short Prose About School
(University of Iowa Press,


New England Review
Story Quarterly
Third Coast
Artful Dodge
Another Chicago Magazine
Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction Radcliffe Institute Creative Artists Fellowship 2 Pushcart Prizes in fiction National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Travels for readings? 
Identifies as: 
Italian American
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Born in: 
Kalamazoo, MI

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Listing last updated: May 21, 2013.

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