About Me

Susan Harlan is a writer based in Winston-Salem, NC, who is particularly interested in the relationship between place, memory, and objects. Her essays have appeared in publications including The Guardian US, Roads & Kingdoms, The Morning News, The Awl, Curbed, Atlas Obscura, The Common, Nowhere, Literary Hub, The Bitter Southerner, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Brooklyn Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Avidly, and Public Books. She also writes about feminist issues for venues such as Jezebel, Literary Mothers, The Feminist Wire, DAME, Skirt!, The Hairpin, The Establishment, Queen Mob’s Tea House, The South Carolina Review, and The Manifest-Station. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from New York University and an M.A. in English Renaissance theater history from King’s College London and teaches English at Wake Forest University. Her book Luggage will be published in the Bloomsbury series Object Lessons in March 2018. She is currently at work on  Great House Therapy, a humorous mash-up of home design reportage and literary homes based on her column for The Toast. Her own home was featured on Apartment Therapy (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-212552). The book will be published by Abrams in October 2018. Her website is: susan-harlan.com

She is represented by  Jim McCarthy of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Literary Management.

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