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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
Susan Hill recommends
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."
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."
The Gooseboy (1987)
A L Barker
"What she does, she does better than anybody now writing."
Hell's Belles (2009)
(Brenda, book 4)
Paul Magrs
"Absolutely delicious black comedy."
The Sickness (2010)
Alberto Barrera Tyszka
"Powerful themes and powerful writing."
The Upstairs Room (2017)
Kate Murray-Browne
"The Upstairs Room is the real thing. Frightening and clever and full of atmosphere."
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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