Susan Steinberg is the author of Spectacle (Graywolf Press, 2013), a finalist for the L. A. Times Book Prize in fiction; Hydroplane (FC2, 2006); and The End of Free Love (FC2, 2003). Her stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, American Short Fiction, Boulevard, The Massachusetts Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, and other literary magazines. She has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a National Magazine Award, and a United States Artists Fellowship. She has held residencies at Civitella Ranieri Center, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ledig House, Blue Mountain Center, The Wurlitzer Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center and NYU. She earned a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in English from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is currently professor of English at The University of San Francisco.