Susanna Styron is a film director, screenwriter and documentary film-maker. She is the writer and director of Shadrach, a feature film starring Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell, adapted from the short story by William Styron.
Her numerous other writing credits include Back When We Were Grown-Ups adapted from the novel by Ann Tyler for Hallmark Hall of Fame; and Taking Back Our Town for Lifetime, for which she won a Christopher Award and an Environmental Media Association Award. She wrote and directed for the TV series 100 Centre Street created by Sidney Lumet, and is currently writing for the TV series Borgia created by Tom Fontana.
Susanna’s essays have appeared in The Yale Review, Spin Magazine, Real Simple Magazine and the New York Times. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Writers Guild Foundation, and is a mentor in the Foundation’s writing workshops with Iraq War veterans and their caregivers. She also teaches screenwriting and directing in the MFA programs at Columbia University, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.