Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920–1992) was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction. Although primarily a children's author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote "for children of all ages from nine to ninety."

Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood. She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in 1954. In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner-up in 1972 with Tristan and Iseult. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in 1985.

Sutcliff lived for many years in Walberton near Arundel, Sussex. In 1975 she was appointed OBE for services to Children's Literature and promoted to CBE in 1992. She wrote incessantly throughout her life, and was still writing on the morning of her death. She never married.


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Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee July 04, 2009
Book Covers
The Chronicles of Robin Hood
Beowulf: Dragonslayer
The Hound of Ulster
Sword at Sunset8.20
The High Deeds of Finn MacCool
Tristan and Iseult
Song for a Dark Queen
The Light Beyond the Forest
The Road to Camlann
The Sword and the Circle
Black Ships Before Troy
The Wanderings of Odysseus
King Arthur Stories

Speculative Fiction Novels (13)

(The Arthurian Trilogy)
1999 | fantasy, collection, young adult

1996 | fantasy, young adult

1993 | fantasy, young adult
(The Arthurian Trilogy)
1981 | fantasy, young adult
(The Arthurian Trilogy)
1981 | fantasy, young adult
(The Arthurian Trilogy)
1979 | fantasy, young adult

1978 | fantasy, mainstream, young adult

1971 | fantasy, young adult

1967 | fantasy, young adult

1963 | fantasy, history

1963 | fantasy, young adult

1961 | fantasy, young adult

1950 | fantasy, young adult