This award was generously supported by Evan Ziporyn. _
Susan Steinberg is a short fiction writer. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Steinberg originally studied painting, incorporating text in her work. She eventually concentrated on writing stories, experimenting with their formal structures, and has now published two collections of short stories. Her themes are often about gender issues, in particular gender performance. She has been Associate Professor of English at the University of San Francisco since 2002.