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Neville, Susan

Professor - Demia Butler Chair


Jordan Hall - 302D


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Creative Writing, Short-Story and Fiction Writing

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • Invention of Flight, a collection of short fiction that won the Flannery O'Connor Award in 1983.
  • Indiana Winter (IU Press, 1994), a collection of essays.
  • In the House of Blue Lights, awarded the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction (Un. of Norte Dame Press, 1998).
  • Fabrication: Essays on making things and making meaning, (MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2001).
  • Iconography: A Writer's Meditation, (IU Press, 2003).

  • Sailing the Inland Sea, (IU Press, 2008.)
  • Frequent contributor of fiction and essays to current literary journals and popular magazines.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Professor - Demia Butler Chair



  • B.A. DePauw University
  • M.F.A. Bowling Green State University