Susanna Clarke is an English writer, best known for her highly successful prize-winning debut, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which sold over four million copies worldwide.
Clarke studied philosophy, politics and economics at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked in various areas of publishing. Her first novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, set in an alternative version of 19th-century England, came out in 2004 and took the world by storm, earning Clarke widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. The book was also filmed as a major BBC drama that aired in 2015. A short story collection The Ladies of Grace Adieu, set in the same universe as Jonathan Strange, followed in 2006.
Clarke’s second novel Piranesi, another intricate masterpiece of speculative fiction, is published in September 2020.
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