Susan Rukeyser writes fiction, literary and otherwise. Lately she can’t stop telling the truth. She was a Senior Book Buyer for the wholesaler Baker & Taylor, and formerly served as Reviews Editor for Necessary Fiction. Her Creative Writing MA is from Lancaster University, UK. For a while she owned a tiny used bookstore in New York’s Hudson Valley. It was there she found inspiration for her debut novel, Not On Fire, Only Dying (Twisted Road Publications), an SPD Fiction Bestseller and finalist for the Lascaux Fiction Prize. A chapbook of linked flash fictions in the form of classified ads, Swap / Meet, was published by Space Cowboy Books. In 2018, Susan published 35 contributors in Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology, under her newly formed imprint: World Split Open Press. Most recently, she published And That Was That: An Abortion Memoir by Bonnie Brady. She created Joshua Tree’s feminist, queer, and otherwise radical Desert Split Open Mic and occasionally hosts events with local and visiting authors.
Susan’s short fiction, creative nonfiction, and multimedia work can be found in numerous places, online and in print, most recently in Simultaneous Times: Vol 2, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, and Santa Ana River Review. Click HERE for a complete list.