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ENGBERG, Susan. (Dubuque, IA-- ) After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Lawrence University in Wisconsin with a degree in English, Engberg worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at Yale University and as an editor for the Iowa Review.

Engberg is the author of four short story collections. Her first collection, Pastorale, was called “so good that [it] could change your life” by award-winning author Russell Banks in the "New York Times". The collection won the 1993 Banta Book Award. She followed this with A Stay by the River and Sarah's Laughter. Her collection, Above the Houses were described by "Publisher's Weekly" as "gorgeously crafted" and that "Engberg's quiet denouements feel wholly integral to these tales of quiet desperation." Susan Engberg has been awarded many prizes, grants and honors, including three appearances in the annual O. Henry Prize Stories. (1)



1. "Susan Engberg." Wikipedia

2. Open Road-Integrated Media. Online: http://www.openroadmedia.com/susan-engberg