Writings

Salon Article: Susan Isaacs Loves a Rogue

The best-selling writer, whose new novel features a sinister narrator, lists the 9 antiheroes closest to her heart.


The Forward: Don’t Know Much About Semitism

Susan Isaacs Explains How She Got to ‘Goldberg Variations’.


Hangin’ Tough for the NEA

Susan on funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

— Mysterious article from another universe. Susan recalls writing it, but can't remember where it ran. Neither can Google.

Ernestine Bradley – Doing It Her Way

Susan on Ernestine Bradley.

— Newsday

Write the Story You Want to Tell

“Write the Story You Want to Tell” appeared in The Writer. Read it as a PDF.

— The Writer

RIP VIP: We Will Always Love You Michael… Or at Least Until Next Tuesday

“RIP VIP: We Will Always Love You Michael… Or at Least Until Next Tuesday” appeared on the Huffington Post on July 8 2009.


The Shmegege Vote: 2008

The Shmegege Vote: 2008” originally appeared on the Huffington Post on August 21, 2008.

— Huffington Post

Queens College Commencement Speech 2007

This speech was delivered at Queens College in 2007.

— Queens College

How a Political Speechwriter Dumped the Pols, Fled the Office, and Found Honest Work

The Writing Life: How a political speechwriter dumped the pols, fled the office and found honest work” originally appeared in The Washington Post on September 26, 2004.

— The Washington Post

2001 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner Annual

This speech was given at the 2001 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner Annual.

— Mystery Writers of America

Bottom Line: It’s About Politics

Bottom Line: It’s About Politics” originally appeared in Newsday on December 21, 2000.

— Newsday

Party, Party, Money, Money, Day, Night

Party, Party, Money, Money, Day, Night” originally appeared in Newsday on August 20, 2000.

— Newsday

Deep Inside Republican Land, Smiles of a Summer’s Night

Deep Inside Republican Land, Smiles of a Summer’s Night” originally appeared in Newsday on August 6, 2000.

— Newsday

Bush’s Way: All Tactics, No Substance

Bush’s Way: All Tactics, No Substance” originally appeared in Newsday on March 6, 2000.

— Newsday

Being a Hell of a Guy Doesn’t Do It

Being a Hell of a Guy Doesn’t Do It” originally appeared in Newsday on January 19, 2000.

— Newsday

My Mets

My Mets” originally appeared in Newsday on October 19, 1999.

— Newsday

A Look at… Women on Screen

A Look at… Women on Screen: Searching for More Than a Sex Symbol” originally appeared in The Washington Post on August 15, 1999.

— The Washington Post

Long Island Style

Long Island Style” was written in 1998, for the NY Times Long Island section.

— The New York Times

Friends, Friends, Friends: Female Buddy Movies

Friends, Friends, Friends: Female Buddy Movies” was written in 1989 for the NY Times Arts and Leisure section.

— The New York Times