Susan Ketchin, M.A.T.

Susan Ketchin, M.A.T.

Author, Editor, Lecturer, and Musician

Susan Ketchin is the author of The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction and other works of fiction and nonfiction. Formerly an editor at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and at Southern Exposure and DoubleTake magazines, Ketchin has taught creative writing and American literature at North Carolina State and Duke Universities, and “Religion in Fiction of the American South” at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. She has lectured widely on Southern Fiction, Memoir, and The Art of the Interview. Her lively workshops include performances of traditional southern music. A recipient of a Fellowship in Literature from the North Carolina Arts Council, and citations for outstanding editing from Pushcart, Norton presses, and others. 

An award-winning songwriter and recording artist, she has recorded with Flying Fish/Rounder Records. She is currently writing a book, Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? Notes on Southern Music and Memory based on her life and interviews withmusicians and writers who have devoted their lives to the stories and music of their homeland, including Lee Smith, Charles Frazier, Randall Kenan, Eudora Welty, Anne Lamott, Robert Morganfield, and Alice Gerard. 

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