About sucomn

Susan Comninos is a writer in New York.  She covers books and authors for the Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor and Forward, among others. Recently, her poetry also appeared in the Forward (http://www.forward.com/articles/113731/) and won Tablet Magazine's Yehuda Halevi Poetry Contest (http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/32378/we-have-a-poetry-contest-winner/).  Her fiction currently appears in Quarterly West.  She's addicted to dancing the Argentine tango.  (See photo.)

Staring at the Ruins

By August 7, 2009

Brimming with tales from the noir side, James Lasdun’s new book of short stories reveals the author’s origins as a talented poet and lover of Gothic fiction. Set mainly in the backwoods of upstate New York or in rain-soaked London, … Read More

Etgar Keret’s Unique Portrayal of Israeli Life

By March 30, 2009

The seeming sweetness of Israeli author and auteur Etgar Keret in a phone interview feels startling at first, given his reputation for writing stinging short prose that flies to the heart of the human condition — and then needles it … Read More

Women Relate Financial Cost of Choices

By January 13, 2009

The Secret Currency of Love is a fine new book, featuring essays by professional writers on the role money plays in their lives. Unfortunately, its significant value is obscured by a cheap subtitle – "The Unabashed Truth about Women, Money … Read More