SUSANNA CROSSMAN is British but has been based in France for nearly half her life. Co-author of the French novel, L'Hôspital, Le dessous des Cartes (LEH, 2015), she is part of the Dangerous Women Project and her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bristol Prize and Glimmertrain. Susanna's flash fiction "Loom Love" is part of the new anthology Thousand, which is the first book to be published by the Brainchild Festival in March 2018. She regularly collaborates on international hybrid projects with visual artists, filmmakers and musicians. She has worked on three continents, as a drama-therapist and lecturer (Sarah Lawrence College, NY, Université de Rennes 1, Ecole d'art-thérapie de Tours) specialising in mental health and non-verbal communication. (She annually travels to New York to lecture at Sarah Lawrence College.) Her research work is published in France, Korea and Germany. She studied Drama at Exeter University and has Masters' degrees from the Université de Rennes 2 and Université Francois Rabelais. She lives in Brittany with her partner and three daughters.
2019 is an exciting year for Susanna Crossman! On 23 February she was announced as the inaugural Winner of the Lovereading Short Story Award (Judges category)! Read her interview and winning story, "Oh, I Do Love a Banana"
Listen to the story read by actress Rebecca Peyton and Susanna discussing her literary life with acclaimed writer and editor Elena Lappin on the Lovereading Podcast. Recently, Susanna finished writing a stunning literary memoir exploring my grief after losing her sister, and their childhood in a commune, which is being read by publishers now. This spring (2019), she will have stories coming out in the anthology We'll Never Have Paris (edited by Andrew Gallix for Repeater Books) and in Neue Rundschau (S. Fischer Verlage) - her first time having a story translated into German. Her short film, 360° of Morning (3 artists on 3 mornings in 3 different countries), is currently being screened around Europe, and she just got funded to write the dialogue for a French cartoon pilot about fish. Susanna is also starting to write a new novel…
Read Susanna's recent work:
Burning House Press By the Water's Edge
Burning House Press Faith Is an Egg With a Thin Shell
Burning House Press Douze – Twelve Stakes from these Dark Ages (also to be published in German in Neue Rundshau)
Versopolis Give Me Life: The Camille Claudel Project
3AM Magazine poem brut #26 – the diverse colors of needlework
The Stockholm Review of Literature The Ruin