Susan Fales-Hill

Susan Fales-Hill is an award winning television writer-producer, author, and arts advocate.  She began her career as a writer’s
apprentice/warm up person on the “Cosby Show.”  She went on to become the head writer/Executive Producer of its spin-off, “A Different World.”  She is proud to have co-created Showtime’s first scripted series, “Linc’s” with Renaissance man, Tim Reid, a dramedy starring Pam Grier and George Stanford Brown. 

Susan is the author of two novels, “One Flight Up” and “Imperfect Bliss,” and an acclaimed memoir about her mother the late actress/singer/dancer Josephine Premice, “Always Wear Joy” which was nominated for an Image Award. Her writings have appeared in Aperture, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Essence, Ebony, Good Housekeeping and Glamour.  She is a contributor to Town and Country Magazine. She is the host of a podcast at NYPR's Greenespace focused on innovators and icons in the arts, and her TED Talk is available at Ted Ex Met.  As a board member of American Ballet Theater from 2003 to 2012, she helped to found the diversity program that has now evolved into the national effort spearheaded by Misty Copeland, Project Plie. 

A graduate of the Lycee Francais de New York and Harvard, she lives in New York with her husband, her cherished daughter and a dog who’d better not start nibbling her large brood of handbags!!!