Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke (born 1959) is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004), an alternate history fantasy. The novel has been published in more than 30 countries. It was the Book Sense Book of the Year, Time Magazine’s #1 Book of the Year, and the winner of the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and the World Fantasy Award.

At 1,000 pages long, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is an epic nineteenth-century tale ”combining the extraordinary imaginative skills of Philip Pullman with the witty, gently satirical prose style of Jane Austen”. It portrays the lives of the last two practising magicians in England. In the edges of darkness lurks the shadowy figure of the Raven King, a human child taken by fairies in ancient times, who has become the most legendary magician of all.

Susanna Clarke lives in Cambridge.

Links

Jonathanstrange.com.
Wikipedia: Susanna Clarke.

Photo: Susanna Clarke at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow. Photographer: Szymon Sokół. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Edited by 2008-06-17 (Thialfi)

Book Covers

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell8.06
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories7.50
Piranesi
The Cistern

Speculative Fiction Novels (4)

The Cistern
2022 | fantasy | Release date October 13, 2022
Piranesi
2020 | fantasy
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
2006 | fantasy, short stories
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
2004 | fantasy > historical fantasy, alternate history