Susan Stinson

Susan Stinson

Susan Stinson is the author of four novels, the most recent of which is Spider in a Tree (Small Beer Press, 2013), about Northampton in the time of eighteenth century preacher Jonathan Edwards. She is at work on Lamentation Hill, inspired by Edwards’s wild grandmother. She has received the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from Lambda Literary. In 2016, she was a writing fellow at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and a creative artists research fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester. In Fall 2017, she taught fiction writing at Amherst College. For more: www.susanstinson.net.

Spring 1992

The Line

By Susan Stinson

The church basement had a smooth floor. The sun came slant into the window wells. There was still sun at six on a Christian Sunday. Midge said “first a game.” […]

Slow

By Susan Stinson

One night at a play, I walked outside with a friend during intermission. I sat on a low concrete step because my knees hurt. My friend didn’t sit. Some people […]