Susan Fletcher is the award-winning author of seven novels – both contemporary and historical. Her debut, Eve Green, won the Whitbread (now Costa) First Novel award, the Betty Trask prize, The Author’s Club award and was voted Best Read in Richard and Judy’s Summer Reads programme; it was also shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize. Further novels include Oystercatchers (longlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award), Witch Light (winner of the Saint Maur en Poche prize in France; shortlisted for both the John Llewellyn Rhys award and the Writer’s Guild Fiction award), The Silver Dark Sea and Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew. She has also written a novel for the young adult market, A Little In Love, which won the North East Teen Book prize. Her latest novel is due to be published by Virago in July 2018.
Her novels have all garnered praise for two consistent qualities: firstly, for her lyrical prose – (The Guardian named her ‘one of the most poetic and original voices working now’); secondly, for her exploration and use of the natural world. Landscape features heavily in her work; her novels have been set in the Scottish Highlands (where she lived for many years), the north-Norfolk coast, rural Wales, the Cotswolds and Provence.
Susan has guest-tutored for numerous organisations, including the Curtis Brown Creative programme; in 2013 she was the Hexham Book Festival’s Writer in Residence, where she documented the experience of flooding in rural Northumberland. She has written for both The Sunday Times and The Independent and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Worcester.