About Susan Sellers

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After a nomadic childhood, Susan Sellers ran away to Paris. Renting a chambre de bonne, she worked as a barmaid, tour-guide and nanny, bluffed her way as a software translator and co-wrote a film script with a Hollywood screenwriter. She became closely involved with leading French feminist writers and translated Hélène Cixous. From Paris she travelled to Swaziland, teaching English to tribal grandmothers, and to Peru, where she worked for a women’s aid agency.

She is Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of St Andrews, where she teaches modernist and contemporary literature and creative writing. In 2002 she won the Canongate Prize for Short Story Writing and in 2007 received a New Writing Partnership Arts Council Award for her novel Vanessa and Virginia.

Susan is represented by Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates

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