Susan Isaacs

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2024 February

Connect with us in Florida

The Queens College Office of Alumni Relations invites you to join us on

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Brunch with President Frank H. Wu
10:30 am–12:30 pm

Susan Isaacs ’65

Novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and Queens College Foundation Trustee Emerita

$30 per person

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa
1200 N. Ocean Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

RSVP by February 19, 2024 or call 718-997-3930

Past Events

2023 November

Susan Isaacs at Hunter College

Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

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2023 October

Fran Lebowitz Event Moderated by Susan Isaacs

71 East Main St
Patchogue, NY 11772

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2023 August

East Hampton Library Author's Night


Authors Night Party

Dennis Fabiszak:
Emmie Greene:

Authors Night is the largest and most prominent annual fundraising event held in East Hampton, NY. It is attended by a great mix of major literary prize winners, best selling authors, local residents, philanthropists, celebrities, tourists and book lovers from around the world. The evening begins with the Authors' Book Signing Reception under a huge but festive tent. We expect approximately 2,000 guests who will enjoy fabulous cocktail fare and wine, meet their favorite authors, buy their books and have them inscribed. We will have 100 authors in attendance. Following the reception some of the authors will be hosted at private dinners which guests will donate to attend. We have set up a special website showcasing all the authors involved and their books. The website will also give you more information about “Authors Night 2023” including photos of the event from prior years.

Reception tickets will be $150 each. 100% of the ticket and the book sales are a donation to the East Hampton Library, Unlike many libraries that are 100% tax supported, the East Hampton Library raises 30% of its operating budget each year in order to provide the funding for all of the free programs which are available to every member of the community. Authors Night helps make this possible.

2023 July

Friends of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton Fridays at Five


Fridays at Five
2478 Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Sabrina Allan
P 347-598-2726

The Hampton library is located at 2478 Main Street Bridgehampton NY. We have parking across the street and we will have a pass to give you.


Scarsdale Library

Claudette Gassler

2023 June

Port Washington Public Library


1 Library Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

The Friends of the Library presents Susan Isaacs, author of the new book Bad, Bad Seymour Brown, in conversation with PWPL Library Director Keith Klang. Susan Isaacs is the author of fourteen novels, including Takes One to Know One, As Husbands Go, Long Time No See, Any Place I Hang My Hat and Compromising Positions. A recipient of the Writers for Writers Award and the John Steinbeck Award, Isaacs is a former chairman of the board of Poets & Writers,and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America.

The Port Washington Public Library is proud to host this special author event with New York Times best-selling author and fellow Port Washington resident Susan Isaacs. Her latest book, Bad, Bad Seymour Brown, returns two favorite characters, former FBI agent Corie Geller and her retired cop dad. They are tasked with solving one of the NYPD’s coldest homicide cases before the crime’s sole survivor is killed. “Nobody does smart, gutsy, funny, sexy women better than Susan Isaacs.” – Washington Post. Ms. Isaacs’ fiction has been translated into 30 languages and several of her books have been adapted into screenplays for the big screen.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.


2023 May

Port Washington Public Library

Book & Author Luncheon
45 Seventh Street
Garden City Long Island, NY 11530

Long Island LitFest & Gold Coast Arts Center

MANHASSET, NY Author talk: Susan Isaacs in conversation with Meg Wolitzer


Radio Interview - WAMC The Book Show

Contact: Joe Donahue,

2021 May

Friends of the Library’s Book & Author Program – Port Washington Library


Featuring Geraldine Brooks, Best-Selling Novelist,  Blake Bailey, Author of “Philip Roth: The Biography” with Moderator Susan Isaacs

Online reservations will be possible via a special webpage beginning April 1. Please check or email for more information in the coming months.

2021 March

Literature in the Pandemic


Join the Brandeis National Committee’s Three Sisters Chapters (Trails of Delray Beach, Wellworth, and Wycliffe) for a panel discussion with authors Rivka Galchen, Dani Shapiro, and Susan Isaacs on the impact of the pandemic on literature. Riva Galchen is an award-winning fiction writer and journalist whose work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The London Review of Books and The New York Times. She is the author of three books: “Atmospheric Disturbances” (2008), “American Innovations” (2014) and “Little Labors” (2016).

2019 September

Takes One to Know One Tour Date

Takes One to Know One Tour Date



Takes One to Know One Tour Date

Takes One to Know One Tour Date

Takes One to Know One Tour Date

An Evening of Long Island Crime Fiction with Peter Blauner and Reed Farrel Coleman moderated by Larry Davidson

Takes One to Know One Tour Date

Takes One to Know One Tour Date (BOOK & AUTHOR SOCIETY)

Takes One to Know One Tour Date

Takes One to Know One Tour Date (READING WITH ROBIN)

Takes One to Know One Tour Date

2019 May

Susan to moderate 50th Golden Anniversary of its signature Book & Author Luncheon

The FOL this year celebrates the 50th Golden Anniversary of its signature Book & Author Luncheon. We proudly announce that the two outstanding featured authors will be: Award-winning novelist and LI native Meg Wolitzer, whose best-seller The Female Persuasion, an absorbing look at female power and self-determination, was recently selected as the 2019 Long Island Reads pick. And Anthony Tommasini, the Chief Classical Music Critic for The New York Times, whose The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide provides a master class in what greatness means in music. Port’s own best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs returns as Program Moderator.  Tickets are $85 per person. Reservation brochures are available April 1 in the Library or print the reservation brochure from this link and mail in the form. The event typically sells out so mail early! For information email****. The event will include special features highlighting the luncheon’s illustrious 50-year history.

Francine Klagsbrun Interview

Thrilled that I’ll be interviewing Francine Klagsbrun about her definitive biography of the head of state everyone called Golda. We’ll be speaking at Temple Beth Israel on Temple Drive in Port Washington, NY, 7:30 PM this Tuesday, May 14. The book is rich and eminently readable, and the author a pleasure to listen to!

BEA Book Signing

BEA – Susan Isaacs will be signing copies of the galley on May 30, 2019 at 2 PM at the Atlantic Grove booth.

Susan to moderate Long Island LitFest Presents Jennifer Weiner

Long Island LitFest Presents Jennifer Weiner on June 13 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington at 7:30 pm. Susan will be moderating the talk.

2015 March

Long Island LitFest

I’ll be a featured reader at this year’s Long Island LitFest on May 31st. Here’s more information at their website. I’ll be in session 2, which begins at 2:45.

2013 April

After All These Years

Tune in tomorrow, April 20th, on Hallmark Channel as Susan’s novel comes to life in a made for TV movie.  Check local listings for times.


Hunter College Writers’ Conference

Hunter College’s Writers’ Conference: On June 8, 2013, at 3:15pm, Susan will be a member of the Fiction Panel along with other noted authors and publishing folk.  For more info go to:

Susan Moderates at Library Luncheon

Port Washington Friends of the Library hosts it’s annual luncheon at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, New York, on May 17th. Susan will be emceeing the program that features Pulitzer Prize finalist David Nasaw, author of “The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy,” and Will Schwalbe, author of New York Times bestseller “The End of Your Life Book Club.”  For more info see


2012 October

2012 Twin Cities Book Festival

Progress Center of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, located at 1265 Snelling Ave., Saint Paul, MN

2012 September

Book Hampton

2012 August

“Goldberg Variations” Publication Celebration

Susan Isaacs and Nelson DeMille will join together for an evening of lively conversation at the great Landmark On Main Theatre in Port Washington, New York

2012 July

Authors Luncheon 2012

Susan will be participating in the Arizona Women’s Board 33rd Annual Erma Bombeck Authors Luncheon on Saturday, November 3rd. Other authors will include Adriana Trigiani, Jeffrey Toobin, and Dr. Andrew Weil.

2012 June

Meet the Author at Old Westbury Gardens

Susan will be appearing at Old Westbury Gardens for a “Meet the Author” event, in Old Westbury, New York. More details at their website

Westhampton Free Library

Susan will be speaking at Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 – 6:00 pm.

Books & Books

Susan will be at Books & Books at 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5046.

Book Hampton in East Hampton

Susan is going to speak at Book Hampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937 – 5:00 pm.

The Crime Fiction Academy at the Center for Fiction

Susan will be speaking to the Crime Fiction Academy at the Center for Fiction at 7 p.m.

R J Julia Book Sellers

Susan will be speaking at R J Julia Book Sellers located at 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443-3047- 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side

Susan will be at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, 150 East 86th, Street New York, NY at Lexington Avenue – 7:00 pm

The Great Neck Library

Susan will be speaking at the Great Neck Library, at 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, New York 11023 – 7:30 pm

Bridgehampton Library “Fridays at Five” Series

Susan will be at the Bridgehampton Library “Fridays at Five” Series – Book/Author Talks at 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Author Luncheon at the Wycliffe Country Club

Susan is speaking at a book and author luncheon sponsored by four chapters of the Brandeis National Committee at the Wycliffe Country Club in Lake Worth, Florida.

Westhampton (LI) chapter of Hadassah

Susan is being honored at a luncheon given by the Westhampton (LI) chapter of Hadassah.

Susan and Nelson Demille

Susan will be on stage interviewing fellow best selling author, Nelson Demille, at the Landmark Theatre in Port Washington. You can obtain additional information at

The Miami Book Fair

Susan will be at the Miami Book Fair on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 12:00pm. Follow the link for more information on this wonderful event if you are down in the Miami area at that time.

Susan will be introducing and interviewing Cokie and Steven Roberts

At 7:30 pm at The Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, New York. They are hosting a discussion and book signing by award-winning journalists and New York Times bestselling authors Cokie and Steve Roberts. In their latest book, Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, Cokie and Steve Roberts offer their own ideas for conducting a Passover Seder open to all faiths and chronicle their experiences as an interfaith couple.

Queens College

Susan will be honored by Queens College for her outstanding work and ongoing support of her alma mater. Click here for more information.

Brooklyn Book Festival 2011

Susan will be participating in this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, held at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. Susan will be appearing at 5:00PM at the Borough Hall Courtroom featuring The Center for Fiction Presents: Criminal Intent. Bestseller lists in America are dominated by crime fiction these days. What’s the attraction to murder and mayhem? And what separates great mystery writing from the merely good? Hear Lawrence Block (A Drop of the Hard Stuff), Susan Isaacs (As Husbands Go), Persia Walker (Black Orchid Blues), and Peter Blauner (Slipping into Darkness) on these topics and more. Moderated by Jonathan Santlofer (Anatomy of Fear).

Susan Isaacs in conversation with Rosemary Harrison

Fun for mystery fans! Susan Isaacs will be interviewed by fellow author Rosemary Harrison Tuesday, June 5th. It’s another “A Writers Dialogue” an evening of conversation about mysteries, writing and careers.

2011 April

Paperback release of Susan’s twelfth novel, “As Husbands Go”

Today is the paperback release of Susan’s twelfth novel, “As Husbands Go”