About Susan Seligson

I am an award-winning journalist, columnist, and author who has reported from around the U.S., India, Central America, and many countries in Europe and Africa. Former senior editor of Bostonia magazine and a former contributing editor to Walking and Health magazines., I am the author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction books Going with the Grain (Simon & Schuster) and Stacked (Bloomsbury USA). My feature writing and essays have appeared in numerous national and international publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Times of London, The Atlantic, Yankee, Allure, Redbook, and Outside, as well as the online publications Salon, Nerve, and Radar. The author of four children’s books, I have taught travel essay, memoir, creative nonfiction, and journalism. I divide my time between Brookline and the woods of North Truro, Massachusetts. My curiosity about world cultures is boundless, and I live to share my in-depth, humane reporting on my travels both far-flung and close to home. I'm fluent in French, speak passable Italian, and can  make myself understood in Arabic, which I also read and write. When I'm not working I poke around the city with my mutt Tulip, learning how to say "doggie" in a variety of languages, volunteer at Samaritans, play my flute, and belly dance.  My favorite places away from home are New Orleans, Montreal, Paris, Jerusalem, New York City, and anywhere in Africa.

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