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Susan Straight

Susan Straight has published seven novels and one middle-grade reader. "Highwire Moon" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001; "A Million Nightingales" was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2006. Her short stories have appeared in Zoetrope, The Ontario Review, The Oxford American, The Sun, Black Clock, and other magazines. "The Golden Gopher," from Los Angelas Noir, won the Edgar Award in 2007; "El Ojo de Agua," from Zoetrope, won an O. Henry Award in 2007. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Family Circle, Salon, The Los Angeles Times, Harpers, The Nation, and other magazines. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on "Highwire Moon," and a Lannan Prize was an immense help when working on "Take One Candle Light a Room."