Susan Fletcher

Novelist, Poet
University of Worcester

Susan Fletcher is the author of six novels. Her first, Eve Green, was started on her Creative Writing MA course at the University of East Anglia. Published by 4th Estate, it won the 2005 Whitbread first novel award, the Betty Trask award, and was shortlisted for the LA Times book award. It also featured on Richard and Judy’s book club where it was voted Best Summer Read. Her second novel, Oystercatchers, was published to acclaim in 2007; the Guardian called it ‘profound, beautiful and redemptive.’ Her third novel, Witch Light, was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rees prize in 2010. The Silver Dark Sea followed in 2012, with the Young Adults’ novel A Little in Love in 2013.

Fletcher’s fifth novel – Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew – was published by Virago in June 2016.

Aside from novels, Fletcher is also a keen poet. Poetry and the natural world both heavily inform her work, thematically and stylistically. In 2013, she was approached by Hexham book festival’s ‘Words Across Northumberland’ initiative to document the impact of flooding in the area through poetic form. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in the Independent and the Scotsman, and she has taught on the Curtis Brown Creative scheme.

Fletcher is currently working on her seventh novel, as yet untitled, which will be released in 2018. She lives in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Susan Fletcher
Image credit: Graeme Cornes

Fellowships

University of Worcester 2016/17