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About Susan Seligson

An award-winning journalist, columnist and author, I have reported from around the U.S., India, Central America, the Middle East 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, Eating Well, and Outside, as well as on NPR and 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 live in 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, can shoot the breeze in basic Swahili, and make myself understood in Arabic, which I also read and write. When I'm not working I walk the trails or poke around town with my mutt Tulip, volunteer at Samaritans, play my flute, and dance, mostly raqs sharqi and West African but really I will dance to anything. My favorite places away from home are Paris, Montreal, Jerusalem, Istanbul and Zanzibar.

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