Suzanne Snider's work has been published in The Guardian, The Believer, The Washington Post, Tokion, Legal Affairs, Guernica, BOMBlog, Columbia, and several artists' catalogues. After receiving an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University (2003) as a Hertog Fellow, she pseudonymously published a book with Grove Press, in 2004 (reprinted by Random House Japan 2005).
She has worked on numerous oral history and interview projects: for the New York Academy of Medicine, HBO Productions, MoMA, Columbia University's Center for Oral History, the Prison Public Memory Project, and the Newtown Creek Health and Harms Narrative Project, among others. She serves on the advisory board of the Judd Foundation Oral History Project and of the Happy Ending Music & Reading Series.
Her nonfiction has been supported through fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Radcliffe Institute/Schlesinger Library, and the UCross Foundation Center.
She teaches nonfiction/documentary at the New School University, and is completing a book about a divided commune.
She is the founder/director of Oral History Summer School.