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Anna Smith-Spark

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Anna Smith-Spark lives in London, UK. She loves grim dark and epic fantasy and historical military fiction. Anna has a BA in Classics, an MA in history and a PhD in English Literature. She has previously been published in the Fortean Times and the poetry website Previous jobs include petty bureaucrat, English teacher and fetish model.

Anna's favourite authors and key influences are R. Scott Bakker, Steve Erikson, M. John Harrison, Ursula Le Guin, Mary Stewart and Mary Renault. She spent several years as an obsessive D&D player.

You may know her by the heels of her shoes.

Genres: Fantasy, Horror
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Anna Smith-Spark recommends
The Fireborne Blade (2024)
(Fireborne Blade, book 1)
Charlotte Bond
"Sharp as a brave knight's sword, bright as a silver dragon. I loved it."
The King-Killing Queen (2023)
(King-Killing Queen, book 1)
Shawn Speakman
"A delicously wry and dark love letter to high fantasy,"
All Lies Hidden (2023)
Marc Turner
"Loved it...Compelling, starkly beautiful, emotionally raw."

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Books containing stories by Anna Smith-Spark
The Other Side of Never (2023)
Dark Tales from the World of Peter & Wendy
edited by
Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan
Unbound II (2022)
(Unbound , book 2)
edited by
Shawn Speakman
The King Must Fall (2022)
edited by
Sarah Chorn, Adrian Collins and Mike Myers

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Award nominations
2018 British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Court of Broken Knives

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