MFA in Writing

Sue William Silverman / Faculty, CNF

Sue William Silverman

Sue William Silverman's new memoir, The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew (University of Nebraska Press), was a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ 2014 IndieFab Book of the Year Award. A previous memoir, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction (W. W. Norton), is also a Lifetime television original movie.

Her first memoir, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You (Univ. of Georgia Press), won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction. She is also the author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir (Univ. of Georgia Press), and Hieroglyphics in Neon (Orchises Press), a poetry collection. One of Sue's personal essays appears in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present (Simon & Schuster), while four other essays won contests with Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, Water~Stone Review, and Blue Mesa Review. Other poems and essays (four nominated for a Pushcart Prize) have appeared in such places as The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Brevity, Arts & Letters, The Bellingham Review, Drunken Boat, and River Teeth. Sue was featured in an interview in The Writer’s Chronicle. She’s also been the subject of several documentaries, one for the Discovery Channel, and another for WE-TV. As a professional speaker, she has appeared on various national radio and television programs such as "The View," "Anderson Cooper—360," "CNN-Headline News." She holds an honorary doctorate from Aquinas College for her work in literature and child abuse victim advocacy.