Susana Olague Trapani

Susana Olague Trapani is an avid reader and aspiring author working slowly on her
first novel. She has served as an Associate Editor, Senior Editor and, most recently, Review Editor for the Independent. An associate director at Children’s Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children’s National Health System, Susana writes stewardship reports and foundation proposals as a member of the foundation’s principal gifts team. Prior to joining Children’s National, Susana led an editorial department with a small firm in Bethesda, Md., and was a senior writer and editor with
the American Red Cross, where she also worked in the fundraising department.
During her time at the Red Cross, Susana co-wrote, edited and managed,
alongside stakeholders from communications, finance and senior
leadership, the Hurricane Sandy one-, three- and six-month reports.
Susana has also been a contractor for the National Science Foundation
(NSF), where she worked in the education directorate. The position gave
her the experience of traveling extensively throughout the South Pacific
and Micronesia, encouraging policymakers and educators to connect with
NSF and improve science education in the region. Susana has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from
the University of Toronto, both in English with a focus in medieval and
Renaissance literature. She’s a sometimes runner with a New York City
marathon, two half-marathons, four Cherry Blossom 10 milers and
countless 10Ks and 5Ks under her belt. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/susaot.


13 entries by Susana Olague Trapani

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Video Interview With the Owners of Literati Bookstore

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Susana Olague Trapani interviews Hilary and Michael Gustafson, owners of Literati Bookstore, a new independent bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Susana and Josh hold an instant messenger discussion of this provocative new book by the author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Book Review

Red Moon

Benjamin Percy

Werewolves, coming-of-age, and political allegory: disparate elements that mix successfully in this latest novel from Benjamin Percy.

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The masterful storyteller brings keen self-awareness and refreshing humor to these tales that explore loss, ethnicity and the meaning of “otherness.”

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Susana and Josh Trapani "live-tweeted" the National Book Festival; check out a timeline of their pictures, tweets, and retweets of others.

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In conveying the conflicts that beset members of an obscure religious sect, this debut novel probes the tricky territory of what it means to be family.

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Sabina Berman, translated by Lisa Dillman

Amid the tuna-canning industry in Mexico, a young woman who struggles to navigate the world comes to an understanding of empathy.

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This sequel to the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Wolf Hall follows the tragic end of Anne Boleyn in the volatile court of Henry VIII.

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David E. Hayes-Bautista

Debunking misconceptions about the holiday, the author traces its origin to the U.S. Civil War and French intervention in Mexico.

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After growing up in a fractured utopian community, a boy ventures into the larger world with all its delights and disappointments

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Life in Tudor times fills this biography that seeks to discover the truth about the sister of Ann Boleyn and her notorious royal affairs.

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In this witting and thoughtful coming-of-age story, a broken family struggles to heal, amid a Mennonite community in Mexico.

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Breaking from 19th-century Spain, in a novel about one woman’s ruthless determination to succeed in the new world of Puerto Rico.