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Suzanne Fisher (Suzanne Fisher) Staples (1945-) Biography

Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Adaptations, Work in Progress

Born 1945, in Philadelphia, PA; Education: Cedar Crest College, B.A., 1967. Politics: Independent. Religion: Episcopalian. Hobbies and other interests: Running, tennis, music, theater.

Suzanne Fisher Staples

Agent—Jeanne Drewsen, 250 Mercer, New York, NY 10012.

Business International Corp., Asian marketing director, 1974-76; United Press International, Washington, DC, news editor and correspondent in New York, NY, Washington, DC, Hong Kong, and India, 1975-83; Washington Post, part-time editor for foreign desk, 1983-85; consultant, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1986-87; writer, 1988—. Lecturer on the status of women in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, board member.

Asia Society, Authors Guild, Authors League of America.

Newbery Honor Book, American Library Association, for Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind.

Dangerous Skies, Bantam Doubleday, 1997, and Shiva's Fire, Recorded Books, 2000, are available as audiobooks.

Under the Persimmon Tree, a novel set in Afghanistan.

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