Susan M. Rostan
About the Artist & Author, Susan M. Rostan
Susan M. Rostan is a visual artist, educational researcher, and the author of Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable, a work of creative nonfiction. She has written well-received articles in The Journal of Creative Behavior and Creativity Research Journal as well as chapters in diverse books on creativity. She has an MFA from Long Island University and a doctorate in gifted education from Columbia University. Dr. Rostan has directed the Rostan Art School since 1970, conducted extensive research in children's artistic development, and has served as an adjunct professor in Hofstra University's School of Education. 
    Dr. Rostan and her husband Robert live on Long Island.

It is an immense privilege to have Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable named as a finalist in the prestigious 2024 American Legacy Book Awards for nonfiction-creative. From a vast pool of thousands of entries submitted by authors and publishers worldwide, Digging stood out as one of only four finalists in its category.

This poignant memoir, which holds a cherished place in my heart, pays tribute to the indomitable courage and resilience of those who endured the unimaginable horrors of the Holocaust. Through uplifting accounts, Digging serves as a powerful remembrance, honoring the victims, survivors, and courageous individuals who risked everything to rescue others from the depths of one of humanity's darkest chapters.

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