Susan Cheever is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, most recently Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography.

That was sadly even true for Margaret Fuller, one of the leading lights of transcendentalism. Thanks to a new biography, her tumultuous romantic life and intellectual contributions are back in the spotlight. By Susan Cheever.

The latest round of beach reads set among America’s elite behaving badly gets Susan Cheever thinking about what Fitzgerald wrought.

Why do even the best novelists lose their literary magic after a few books? Susan Cheever writes in Newsweek about when to call it quits.

Happy Birthday Meryl, Vera, Sissy, and Anna! These beautiful, brilliant, accomplished women are putting the “sex” back into sexagenarian.

Ayelet Waldman was slammed for writing she loved her husband, Michael Chabon, more than her kids. Susan Cheever says Waldman’s honest new memoir is a tragedy wrapped in a comedy.

A definitive new biography of John Cheever restores the literary reputation of a 20th-century master. His daughter Susan Cheever reads between the lines and recalls his life and art.

The Daily Beast's Susan Cheever talks to Last Chance Harvey's Emma Thompson about sexuality, her biological clock, and why being in love is like being dead.