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Susanna Clarke


UK (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.

Genres: Fantasy
 
Anthologies containing stories by Susanna Clarke
 
Short stories
The Ladies of Grace Adieu [short story] (1996)
Stopp't-Clock Yard (1996)
On Lickerish Hill (1997)
Mrs Mabb (1998)
The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse (1999)
Mr. Simonelli Or the Fairy Widower (2000)


Awards
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2004) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel nominee (2004) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Hugo Best Novel winner (2005) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (2005) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2005) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2007) : The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories



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