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Susan Sontag

writer , Film director

Susan Sontag, American writer. Guggenheim fellow, 1966, 75, Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1965, 74, MacArthur fellow, 1990-1995; recipient George Polk Memorial award, 1966, 2002, Ingram Merrill Foundation award in literature in field of America Letters, 1976, Creative Arts award Brandeis University, 1976, Malaparte prize, 1992, Peace Prize, German Bookseller Associate, 2003; named Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France, 1984.


Sontag, Susan was born on January 16, 1933 in New York City.


Bachelor, University Chicago, 1951. Master of Arts in English, Harvard University, 1954. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Harvard University, 1955.


Duet for Cannibals 1969, Brother Carl 1971, Promised Lands 1974, Unguided Tour 1983. Instructor English University Connecticut, Storrs, 1953-1954. Editor Commentary, New York City, 1959. Lecturer philosophy City College, 1959-1960, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, 1959-1960.

Instructor department religion Columbia University, New York City, 1960-1964. Writer in residence Rutgers University, 1964-1965.



Member American Academy Arts and Sciences (elected 1993), American Academy Arts and Letters (Arts and Letters award 1976), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (president American Center 1987-1989).


Married Philip Rieff, 1950 (divorced 1958). 1 son, David.