Second year nonfiction student Suzy Fincham-Gray has already had a pretty successful career, to say the least. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2000, followed by a residency at the University of Pennsylvania, before settling in her veterinary practice in San Diego in 2005, publishing articles and essays along the way. But nothing quite like this week, when she sold her memoir The Reign of Cats And Dogs to Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, in a major deal. Here’s the details:
Suzy Fincham-Gray’s THE REIGN OF CATS AND DOGS: My Life as a Veterinarian, examining the author’s experiences with both animal patients and personal pets with an eye toward the history of veterinary science, as well as her own evolution from an animal-crazy schoolgirl in the U.K. to her current West Coast animal medical practice, to Julie Grau at Spiegel & Grau, by Mary Evans at Mary Evans.
Suzy has worked with Emily Rapp and David Ulin in the program (and we’re proud to say that Mary Evans has been part of our guest faculty, too).