SueMiller
2000–2001
Bunting Program/Center for Educational Programs
Independent Writer
Fiction
The World Below

Sue Miller’s stories have been anthologized and translated into many languages and read by many. She is the author of five novels: The Good Mother (written during her first Bunting Fellowship in 1985), Family Pictures, For Love, The Distinguished Guest, and While I Was Gone (named as a selection to Oprah's Book Club in May 2000). Her short story collection, Inventing the Abbotts, was adapted and released as a movie in 1997. In addition to her writing, Miller also serves as the chairperson of PEN/New England.

During her fellowship year, Miller will work on her next novel, “The World Below,” which intertwines two stories, that of a contemporary woman, twice-divorced, living in San Francisco; and that of her grandmother, married once and forever, who spent part of her young womanhood in what she describes as “the modern world” of the san, a tuberculosis sanatorium. Miller will also teach a Master Class in Writing Short Fiction in the Radcliffe Institute Seminar Program.

Miller earned an MA in English-Creative Writing from Boston University, an MEd in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and an MA in teaching from Wesleyan University. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, MacDowell Colony fellowships, and a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowship in Fiction, among others.

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.