Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin

About Susan Griffin

Susan Emily Griffin (born January 26, 1943 in Los Angeles) is an acclaimed American feminist poet, essayist, lecturer, playwright, and filmmaker. She is author of more than twenty books, including The Eros of Everyday Life and A Chorus of Stones. She was born and raised in California, where she lives now, in the Berkeley Hills, with her daughter. The Utne Reader named her one of the 100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life. In addition to her written work, she co-wrote and narrated the documentary Berkeley in the Sixties (1990). Her work has been translated into over 12 languages. Griffin describes her work as drawing connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and tracing the causes of war to denial in both private and public life.
Griffin has received a MacArthur grant for Peace and International Cooperation, NEA and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, and an Emmy Award for the play Voices. She is featured in the 2014 feminist history film She's Beautiful When She's Angry. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1993 for A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War.

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