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Susie Bright

Best-selling author Susie Bright, the country’s preeminent feminist sex writer, is one of the world’s most respected voices on sexual politics, as well as an award-winning author and editor who’s produced and published thousands of the finest writers and journalists working in American literature and progressive activism today.

* Memoir: Big Sex Little Death

* Six national best-sellers, including The Sexual State of the Union & Full Exposure

* Founding Editor: On Our Backs, The Best American Erotica, Herotica

* Consulting Editor at Large, Executive Producer, Audible Studios; 1000+ audiobooks, Multiple Audie Award Nominee and Winner

* Host of the longest-running sex-education program in broadcasting history, In Bed with Susie Bright, at Audible Studios

* Screenwriter & consultant for Larry and Andy Wachowski’s Bound, Lizzie Borden’s Erotique, and Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Celluloid Closet, Criterion Collection's reissue of Belle de Jour

* Contributing Editor: New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Review of Books, Salon, Forum, BUST, Jezebel, Talking Points Memo

* Profiled on CNN, BBC, HBO, The History Channel, Channel 4

* Professor of the first university course on erotic cinema,  "The Politics of Sexual Representation,” @ UC Santa Cruz

* Donor, “Susie Bright and On Our Backs Archive," Rare Manuscript Collection at The Human Sexuality Archives, Cornell University