Susan Harlan’s essays have appeared in venues including The Paris Review Daily, Guernica, The Guardian US, Roads & Kingdoms, The Common, Curbed, and Public Books, and her book Luggage was published in the Bloomsbury series Object Lessons in March 2018. Her humor book Decorating a Room of One's Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables, which began as a column for The Toast, was published by Abrams in October 2018. It won the Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest in 2017. She also writes satire for McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Awl, The Billfold, Avidly, Queen Mob's Tea House, The Hairpin, The Belladonna, Janice, and The Establishment. She teaches English literature at Wake Forest University.