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Susan Hill


(Susan Elizabeth Hill)
UK flag (b.1942)

Susan Hill has been a full-time writer since 1963 and has written over thirty titles. Since 1977 she has been a monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

She has also written several non-fiction books and books for children (Can It Be True? won the Smarties Prize), as well as editing short story compilations.

As well as writing, she has set up a publishing company, Long Barn Books, inspired by her lifelong admiration for Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press. She also runs a literary magazine, Books and Company, and owns the lease on a gift shop in Chipping Campden.

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction, General Fiction
 
Novels
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Collections
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Chapbooks
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Picture Books
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Novellas
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Susan Hill
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Short stories
How Soon Can I Leave?
The Albatross [short story] (1971)
Cockles and Mussels (1971)
The Elephant Man (1971)
Friends of Miss Reece (1971)
Somerville (1971)


Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1972) : The Bird of Night
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1972) : The Bird of Night


Susan Hill recommends
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The Third Miss Symons (1913)
F M Mayor
"This lost work of genius... is elegant and flexible, most fluently expressing every shade of human emotion."
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The Complete Knowledge of Sally Fry (1983)
Sylvia Murphy
"You should have absolutely no difficulty in laughing aloud... a new original comic writer... tremendous fun."
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The Gooseboy (1987)
A L Barker
"What she does, she does better than anybody now writing."
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Hell's Belles (2009)
(Brenda, book 4)
Paul Magrs
"Absolutely delicious black comedy."
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The Sickness (2010)
Alberto Barrera Tyszka
"Powerful themes and powerful writing."
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The Upstairs Room (2017)
Kate Murray-Browne
"The Upstairs Room is the real thing. Frightening and clever and full of atmosphere."
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Melmoth (2018)
Sarah Perry
"Sarah Perry is a wonderful writer, the real thing. Her new novel Melmoth packs a punch of atmosphere, creepiness, fear and melancholy. I am going to move it off my bedside table because it is haunting my sleep."

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