Susanna Clarke's picture
250 followers
451 books added

Susanna Clarke


UK flag (b.1959)

Susanna Clarke was born in Nottingham in 1959, the eldest daughter of a Methodist Minister. A nomadic childhood was spent in towns in Northern England and Scotland. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked in various areas of non-fiction publishing, including Gordon Fraser and Quarto. In 1990 she left London and went to Turin to teach English to stressed-out executives of the Fiat motor company. The following year she taught English in Bilbao.

She returned to England in 1992 and spent the rest of that year in County Durham, in a house that looked out over the North Sea. There she began working on her first novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
 

Awards: Women's Prize (2021), WFA (2005), Mythopoeic (2005), Locus (2005)  see all

Genres: Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

thumb
The Wood at Midwinter
 
Novels
thumbthumb
 
Collections
thumb
 
Novellas and Short Stories
thumb
 
Susanna Clarke recommends
thumb
Anansi Boys (2005)
(American Gods, book 2)
Neil Gaiman
"Immensely entertaining... combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit."

Books containing stories by Susanna Clarke

More books 


Awards
2021 Women's Prize For Fiction : Piranesi
2005 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2005 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2005 Locus Award for Best First Novel : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2005 Hugo Award for Best Novel : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Award nominations
2022 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : Piranesi
2021 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2021 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2021 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2021 Encore Award (nominee) : Piranesi
2021 Dragon Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2021 ALA Notable Books for Adults (nominee) : Piranesi
2020 Ray Bradbury Prize (nominee) : Piranesi
2020 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2020 Costa Book Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2020 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Piranesi
2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories
2007 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories
2007 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories
2005 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2005 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2005 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2004 Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel (nominee) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2004 Booker Prize (longlist) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2004 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Mr. Simonelli Or the Fairy Widower


Visitors also looked at these authors


About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors