Dr. Suzanne Roberts

California, United States

Member Since: 03/02/2012

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award), as well as four collections of poetry, Shameless, Nothing to You, Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel, and Plotting Temporality. She was named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic's Traveler, and her work has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader and Best Women's Travel Writing 2013. She teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Sierra Nevada College.

Website: http://www.suzanneroberts.net

Twitter Username: @SuzanneRoberts


  • Almost Somewhere , University of Nebraska Press (September 1, 2012)
  • Plotting Temporality , Pecan Grove Press (August 1, 2012)
  • Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel , Cherry Grove Collections (May 1, 2010)
  • Nothing to You , Pecan Grove Press (March 1, 2008)
  • Shameless , Cherry Grove Collections (November 1, 2007)


  • National Outdoor Book Award(2012)
  • National Geographic's Traveler: Next Great Travel Writer Award(2008)


  • Professor at Sierra Nevada College MFA (September 2011 - )
  • Professor at Lake Tahoe Community College (September 2000 - )
  • Professor at Chathan (September 2014 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in Literature and the Environment from University of Nevada-Reno (August 2008)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry