Welcome to the first Scarsdale Salon of 2018! Now, meet the authors who will be reading:



SUSAN KLEINMAN’s short stories have appeared in The American Literary Review, The Baltimore ReviewInkwellThe MacGuffin, JewishFiction.net, The William and Mary Review and The Writing Disorder, and her articles, essays and book reviews have been published in New York magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan and dozens of other publications in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author/co-author of five published books of non-fiction, and is currently seeking a publisher for her first novel, All Afternoon. Susan holds a B.A. in American Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and won the 2010 Gurfein Fellowship at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, where she currently teaches Fiction Writing. She will read an excerpt from “Super”, which belongs to a new collection of linked short stories.


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STEPHEN LANDAU was born in New York City. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The City College of New York and Hunter College of The City University of New York. He has done post-graduate studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, where he studied Thai under Manas Chitakasem and the late Peter Bee, and the Geography of Southeast Asia under the late Charles Fisher. He first went to Thailand in 1967 as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer teacher of English, and taught there for almost two years at the Khukhan School in Si Sa Ket province. He later served as a staff member and program manager in Peace Corps training programs in Thailand and Hilo, Hawaii. Stephen lives in Greenburgh, NY, with his wife Neide.


EMILY RUBIN is an author and writing instructor.  Her debut novel Stalina, was selected in the Amazon Debut Novel Award Contest and published by Mariner Books.  She teaches fiction at Columbia University Medical School and runs the Write Treatment Workshops at Mount Sinai Cancer Centers.  She is  working on a second novel. She lives in NYC and Columbia County, NY.

Rubin will share the stories from the Write Treatment Anthology, Vol. 1, a collection of writings from the workshops at Mount Sinai Cancer Centers.

CAROL ZOREF’s novel Barren Island received the AWP Award for the Novel, a National Jewish Book Award, and was Longlisted for The National Book Award. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and NYU.