Susan Orlins

Award-winning journalist and author.

Susan Orlins is author of Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and The Washington Post Magazine among other journals and anthologies. While an editor at Moment Magazine, she received a Rockower Award for her profile of sociolinguist Deborah Tannen. Orlins has performed storytelling at The Moth and Speakeasy D.C. and performs stand up comedy at clubs in Washington and New York. She facilitates writing and storytelling workshops for homeless writers in Washington, including at Street Sense, where she met author Gerald Anderson, co-author of Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of New Orleans. Orlins is the mother of three grown daughters and lives with her dog in Washington, D.C.