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Susan Hill

(Susan Elizabeth Hill)
UK (1942 - )

Susan Hill has been a full-time writer since 1963 and has written over thirty titles. Since 1977 she has been a monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

She has also written several non-fiction books and books for children (Can It Be True? won the Smarties Prize), as well as editing short story compilations.

As well as writing, she has set up a publishing company, Long Barn Books, inspired by her lifelong admiration for Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press. She also runs a literary magazine, Books and Company, and owns the lease on a gift shop in Chipping Campden.

Billy-William Bigheart
1. The Kindest Boy in the Universe (2015)

Picture Books


Anthologies edited

Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Susan Hill
Short stories
How Soon Can I Leave?
The Albatross [short story] (1971)
Cockles and Mussels (1971)
The Elephant Man (1971)
Friends of Miss Reece (1971)
Somerville (1971)

The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1972) : The Bird of Night
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1972) : The Bird of Night

Susan Hill recommends
The Third Miss Symons
The Third Miss Symons (1913)
F M Mayor
"This lost work of genius... is elegant and flexible, most fluently expressing every shade of human emotion."
The Complete Knowledge of Sally Fry
The Complete Knowledge of Sally Fry (1983)
Sylvia Murphy
"You should have absolutely no difficulty in laughing aloud... a new original comic writer... tremendous fun."
The Gooseboy
The Gooseboy (1987)
A L Barker
"What she does, she does better than anybody now writing."
Hell's Belles
Hell's Belles (2009)
(Brenda, book 4)
Paul Magrs
"Absolutely delicious black comedy."

The Sickness (2010)
Alberto Barrera Tyszka
"Powerful themes and powerful writing."

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