1. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  2. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  4. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  5. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard

A native of upstate New York, Susan Hubbard is the author of seven books and winner of two national fiction awards. Her work has been translated and published in more than fifteen countries. Her short stories have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, The Mississippi Review, and TriQuarterly. She contributed chapters to three peer-reviewed creative writing textbooks and has received teaching awards from Syracuse University, Cornell University, the University of Central Florida, and the South Atlantic Administrators of Departments of English. She has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Djerassi Resident Artists' Project, Cill Rialaig, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. More information: www.susanhubbard.com

Research Interests

  • writing and reading contemporary fiction
  • creative writing pedagogy
  • the art and craft of speculative fiction

Recent Research Activities

Ongoing research on collaborative online teaching of creative writing with Dr. Kim Wilkins, U. of Queensland, Australia.

Selected Publications


  • Hubbard, Susan. The Sanguinist's Daughter (The Ethical Vampire Series Book 1). Orlando: Blue Garage Co., 2015.
  • The Season of Risks. New York: Simon & Schuster, July 2010.
  • THE YEAR OF DISAPPEARANCES (paperback novel). New York: Simon & Schuster 2009. Audio book: Tantor Media Inc.
  • THE YEAR OF DISAPPEARANCES (hardcover novel). New York: Simon & Schuster 2008. Audio book: Tantor Media Inc.
  • THE SOCIETY OF S (hardcover novel). New York: Simon and Schuster, May 2007. British, Australian, Dutch, Italian, Indonesian, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Taiwanese rights sold. Audio book: Tantor Media Inc., May 2007. Selected as Featured Alternate by Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild, and Quality Paperback Book Club. Paperback edition: April 2008.
  • LISA MARIA TAKES OFF (novel). New York: Red Dress Ink, Apr. 2005. Publication date for United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Holland, New Zealand, and Australia: 2005.
  • LISA MARIA's GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED (novel). New York: Red Dress Ink, 2004.Publication date for United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia: 2004. Publication date for France and Holland: 2005.
  • 100 PERCENT PURE FLORIDA FICTION (Anthology coedited with Robley Wilson). Gainesville: University Press of FL, 2000.
  • BLUE MONEY (collection of short fiction). Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999. [Winner, Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, 2000.]
  • WALKING ON ICE (collection of short fiction). Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1990. [Winner, 1989 Associated Writing Programs' Short Fiction Prize]


  • "Writing Humorous Fiction" (chapter). THE HANDBOOK OF CREATIVE WRITING. Ed. Steven Earnshaw.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007. 154-61.Distributed in the U.S. by Columbia University Press.
  • "Gender and Authorship: How Stereotypes Affect Creative Writing Workshops" (chapter). POWER AND IDENTiTY IN THE CREATIVE WRITING CLASSROOM. Ed. Anna Leahy. North Somerset: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 2005. 130-40.
  • 5 essays in journals and newspapers and 22 book reviews. For individual listlings, please see www.susanhubbard.com

Creative Publications

  • "You Who Never Arrived." Saw Palm 3 (2009): 53-57.
  • 30 short stories in nationally and internationally circulated journals, including PLOUGHSHARES, TRIQUARTERLY, MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, and SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANTHOLOGY. For individual titles, please see www.susanhubbard.com


Competitive sabbatical leaves, UCF: 2014-15, 2008-09 and 2001-02.

Research Incentive Award, UCF: 2013, 2007, and 2001

Teaching Incentive Award, UCF: 2013, 2006, and 2001.

UCF Creed Award for Creativity, 2010.

Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for best prose book by an American woman

Associated Writing Programs' Short Fiction Prize

Distinguished Researcher Award, University of Central Florida, 2008

Research Recognition Award, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, Nov. 2006

Teaching Incentive Award, UCF, 2006 and 2001

Outstanding Teaching Award, South Atlantic Administrators of Departments of English,2000.

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UCF, 1999.

Dean's Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, Cornell University, 1991.

Special Merit Award "for exceptional contributions in teaching and service to the Writing Program," Syracuse University, 1988.


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Updated: Mar 20, 2017

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