Susan Mona Power

Susan Power is the author of three books, The Grass Dancer (a novel), Roofwalker (a story collection), and her latest novel, Sacred Wilderness. The Grass Dancer was awarded a PEN/Hemingway prize in 1995 and Roofwalker a Milkweed National Fiction Prize in 2002.

Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies including: The Best American Short Stories of 1993, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Southern Review and Granta.

Her fellowships include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, USA Artists Fellowship, Loft McKnight Fellowship for 2015-16, and Native Arts and Cultures Fellowship for 2016-17.

Susan is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, born and raised in Chicago. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has made her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota.