Susan Minot (b. 1956) is a prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she is one of seven children and was brought up in Manchester-by-the-Sea. After receiving her undergraduate education at Brown University and her MFA from Columbia University, Minot launched her writing career with the 1986 book Monkeys, which won the French literary prize, the Prix Femina Étranger, in 1987. Her other books include Lust and Other Stories (1989), Folly (1993), Evening (1998), and Rapture (2002). She is a recipient of the O. Henry Prize and the Pushcart Prize. She divides her time between an island in Maine and New York City.