© Andrew Zec

© Andrew Zec

 

Susanna Crossman is an Anglo-French writer. She writes fiction and non-fiction, and is winner of the LoveReading Short Story Award(2019). Nominated for Best of The Net (2018) for her non-fiction, she has recent/upcoming work in We’ll Never Have Paris, Repeater Books (2019), The Lonely Crowd (2019), Felt, ZenoPress (2018), 3:AM Magazine, The Creative Review, Burning House Press, Dodo Ink (2020) and elsewhere.

Her first translated work will appear in Neue Rundschau in Spring 2019.

She regularly collaborates in international hybrid arts projects. Currently, her prose-film collaboration, 360° of Morning, with New York artist and composer Michael Dickes and Spanish photographer Juanan Requena. Member of the Dangerous Women project, her writing has also been short-listed for the Bristol Prize and Glimmertrain. She co-wrote the French novel, L’Hôpital, Le dessous des Cartes (LEH, 2015).

When she is not writing, she works internationally with individuals, hospitals and organisations as a clinical arts therapist and lecturer (Sarah Lawrence College, NY, Université de Rennes 1, Ecole d’art-thérapie de Tours...) specialising in non-verbal communication, psychiatric care, creativity and culture. She also runs projects bringing together artists, patients and staff in mental health organisations. 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 grew up in an international commune near London and has lived in France for nearly half her life. Susanna has three daughters.

She is represented by Jessica Craig at Craig Literary.