Susan Minot, Second Place winner in Narrative’s 2020 Spring Story Contest, is the author of the novels Thirty Girls; Monkeys, winner of the Prix Femina Étranger; Folly; Evening; and Rapture; the story collections Lust & Other Stories and Why I Don’t Write (Knopf, 2020); and a poetry collection, Poems 4 A.M. Her work, for which she has received an O. Henry and a Pushcart Prize, often goes to the heart of the difficulties between men and women as they come together and break apart. Minot wrote the screenplay for Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty and with Michael Cunningham coauthored the screenplay for Evening. She lives in New York City and North Haven, an island community in Maine.
Photograph by Huger Foote.