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.