Susan Dworkin

Author, Playwright, Lecturer, Social Historian

Enjoy an audio excerpt from my new eco-thriller, THE COMMONS

Fresh from the success of her New York Times Best Seller, THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE, Susan Dworkin has penned a thrilling new novel — THE COMMONS — about a future society facing a catastrophic threat to the food supply.

It is the year 2165. Climate change has impoverished the world. One giant corporation governs North America. When a fierce wheat plague threatens everyone with starvation, an alliance of plant scientists, robot spies, and fed-up farmers organize to fight it. And at their center is a young pop singer named Lizzie who quite unexpectedly becomes the voice of an agrarian revolution.

Select Praise for THE COMMONS

"Absorbing and very enjoyable reading for those who love espionage novels, thrillers, mysteries and science fiction"

COLIN HARRINGTON | The Berkshire Eagle

“A great futuristic coming of age novel. A must-read!"

RICHARD ZEYEN | Prof. Emer., Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota

“If you enjoy sci-fi and agriculture too, and you think the current dominant system just might be sitting on the precipice of a dangerous fate, this book is for you. The writing is quick, playful, vibrant — chock full of surprising descriptive embellishments guaranteed to keep the reader entertained. "

KAY MACDONALD | Big Picture Agriculture

"With wit and a breezy style, Dworkin brings us feisty, strong characters striving to be individuals in a tightly controlled society."

"I loved this book! Every time I chuckled, which was often, I had to remind myself that Dworkin's agricultural dystopia is where we really seem to be heading. The science writing is astonishing -- brilliantly done!"

DR. ROY C. GOULD | Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

"an intelligent and deeply pertinent ecological thriller...a bouncing, exciting adventure that is a pleasure to read as well as an intellectual treat"
KATE ONYETT | The Future Fire

"A paean to the power of song as a subversive, vital agent for change…What an amazing feat, to write a novel that brings music, science, environment and politics onto every page!"

MEL MARVIN | Composer, The Grinch

See Susan Dworkin in the Emmy-award winning documentary, SAVING WHEAT: RUSTS NEVER SLEEP from Twin Cities Public Television and the University of Minnesota Plant Pathology Department.

Critics have raved:

STOLEN GOODS is "Compelling!" "Unforgettable!" "A total joy!"

"Anna Karavajian is a young woman of the unconventional '80s. She drives a truck to work -- and owns the company...She is also a product of the Old Country, raised by intense Armenian parents. As author Dworkin charts Anna'a coming of age, readers will find themselves cheering each step of the way."

"An often erotic novel that holds at its heart some tough questions about morality, ethics and the nature of compromise."


“A beautiful story of survival, an inspiring tale of overcoming fear."

THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE -- now among the most popular books on Apple's iBooks -- is a true memoir of love and terror in the Third Reich which I wrote with the woman who lived it, the late Edith Hahn Beer.

Wonderful new additions include:

> Updated accounts of the people in Edith's life

> Comments from Edith's daughter and grandson

> Stimulating discussion questions for book clubs

The new edition is available on line in paperback and kindle editions, and in bookstores everywhere.

And there is a smashing audiobook featuring Barbara Rosenblat (Orange is the New Black) available on iTunes, Audible and Amazon.

For Berkshires readers! I will be reading from THE COMMONS and signing books on Saturday Nov. 18 at 3 pm at The Bookloft in Great Barrington. I may even sing some of Lizzie's songs...

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Signing copies of my novel THE COMMONS at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

"There is such a thing as the idea that the bounty of the earth belongs to everyone. To everyone."