Adjunct Professor in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3749
B.A. Brown University, 1965
American Civilization, E.E. Cummings, Alcoholism in American History, Nonfiction writing in general and memoir in particular.
Susan Cheever has published five novels and ten books of nonfiction including Home Before Dark: A Biographical Memoir of John Cheever in 1984 which was a National Book Critic Circle nominee and won the Boston Globe’s Winship Medal, My Name is Bill. Bill Wilson, His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous which Kurt Vonnegut called a masterpiece, and the best-selling American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work. She is working on a biography of E.E. Cummings and a narrative history of drinking in America. For a complete list of titles please see www.susancheever.com.
Cheever has won an AP award for investigative journalism. From 1974‑1980 she was a senior writer at Newsweek. From 1995 to 2005 she wrote a weekly column for Newsday where she was part of the Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the crash of Flight 800 in 1996. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She has taught at Yale, Columbia and Bennington.