Susan Neville

Susan Neville

Demia Butler Chair


Susan Neville is the author of five works of creative nonfiction: Indiana WinterFabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making MeaningTwilight in ArcadiaIconography: A Writer’s Meditation; and Sailing the Inland Sea. Her collections of short fiction include In the House of Blue Lights,winner of the Richard Sullivan prize and listed as a ‘Notable Book’ by the Chicago Tribune, and Invention of Flight, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in the Pushcart Prize anthology and in anthologies including Extreme Fiction (Longman) and The Story Behind the Story (Norton.) Her story “Here” won the 2015 McGinnis-Ritchie Award from the Southwest Review. She teaches creative writing, a seminar in Willa Cather, and courses in Butler’s First Year Seminar program.


Iconography: A Writer’s Meditation, Indiana University Press

Fabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning, MP Publishing Limited

Other publications:

“On Memoir” essay in Essay Daily

“Game Night” story in The Collagist