Susan Dworkin

Author, Playwright, Lecturer, Social Historian


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

THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE -- 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 -- now has wonderful new additions.

> 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.

Everybody Has the Right to Eat

At the University of Minnesota this fall, they are commemorating Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize winning plant scientist who helped to save a billion people from starvation. His disciple and colleague, Dr. Bent Skovmand, is the hero of my book THE VIKING IN THE WHEAT FIELD. And in this U of M video I get to talk about the simple philosophy, which Skovmand taught his children and which motivated these great scientists: "Everyone who is brought to this world deserves to eat."

THE COMMONS, a new novel

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 becomes the voice of the revolution.

Select Praise for THE COMMONS

“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

"a rollicking good read, full of interesting characters and strange plot twists..."

JEREMY CHERFAS | Eat This Podcast

"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

"A must read for everyone who is concerned about the future availability of food."
PER PINSTRUP-ANDERSON | World Food Prize Winner and Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy at Cornell University

"Dworkin leads us expertly and enthusiastically into Bent Skovmand's infrequently penetrated domain of plant breeding and international seed banks..."
PETER PRINGLE | Author of Food Inc. and The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov

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Signing copies of my new 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."