Susan Hartman, an award-winning writer, was educated at Kirkland College and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She has written cover stories and profiles from places as different as Northern Ireland and Queens, Las Vegas and Brooklyn for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, often following her subjects for months.

She has teamed up with some of the best American photographers, telling intimate stories about people and communities far from the mainstream. 

She has profiled a Belfast boy, who needed a break from summer violence; a Chinese immigrant, who repairs watches on the street; and Ghanaian live-in aides — far from their homes in the Bronx -- who're united through a conference prayer call.

Her book, City of Refugees—forthcoming from Beacon Press—is the story of three remarkable newcomers and the old industrial town they adopted.

The author of two books of poetry, Dumb Show and El Abogado, and a chapbook, Satyr, she teaches in Columbia University’s MFA writing program.

She lives outside New York City with her husband. They have a grown son and daughter.
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