Susan Sontag (born Susan Rosenblatt, January 16, 1933 - December 28, 2004) was an American writer. Sontag was born in New York City to Jewish parents. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona and later in Los Angeles, California.
Early life[change | change source]
Sontag married writer Philip Rieff when she was 17. Sontag taught freshman English at the University of Connecticut for the 1952–53 academic year.
Career[change | change source]
Sontag's first book was published in 1966. Her first film was released in 1969. In 2000 she won the National Book Award.