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Susan Minot


In addition to the 1998 novel Evening, Susan Minot is the author of Monkeys (which won France's Prix Femina étranger in 1987); Lust & Other Stories; Folly; Rapture; and the poetry collection Poems 4 A.M. Evening marks the first screen adaptation of her fiction.

The Boston, Mass. native grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea. She attended Brown University, where she studied painting and writing; and received an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University. Her first published works were short stories in Grand Street and The New Yorker.

Ms. Minot's non-fiction has appeared in Vogue, The New York Times Traveller, McSweeney's, HG, Condé Nast Traveller, Playboy, and The Paris Review, among other publications.

She previously wrote the screenplay for Stealing Beauty, starring Liv Tyler and Rachel Weisz, after being invited by director Bernardo Bertolucci to collaborate with him on bringing his story idea to the screen.