Eileen Sutton’s biographical sketch was inadvertently omitted from the current issue of The Mailer Review (2013) in which her story “Into the Wind” appears. The editors regret this oversight and include her biography below.
Eileen Sutton is a novelist and short-story writer. She holds an MFA from New York University where she studied with E.L. Doctorow, Paule Marshall, and Breyten Breytenbach. Her first novel, Paradise, is a Lower East Side family saga that speaks in tongues—English, Spanish, and Yiddish. Her second novel and a collection of stories are in progress. Her fiction and poetry have been honored by Glimmer Train’s Short-Story Award for New Writers; the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Contest; the New Millennium Writings’ Fiction Competition; the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition; and the Nation/Discovery Poetry Contest. Eileen lives and works on the Lower East Side, where her grandmother began her life in 1906.