Susan Fletcher

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Susan Fletcher was born in 1979 in Birmingham. She graduated from the UEA Creative Writing Course and now lives in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Her first novel, Eve Green, won the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award and the Richard and Judy Summer Read in 2005. Her second novel, Oystercatchers was published to great critical acclaim. 

She was recently selected as a Fellow at the University of Worcester on the Royal Literary Fund's fellowship scheme. Her novel for children, A Little in Love, won the 2016 North East Children's Book Award.

Her latest novel, Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew, was published in June 2016.


  • The A3400 at dusk - and a line of black poplars against the reddest sky. I must find the words for how it was and write them down. #magic

    I loved visiting @ColesBooks last night to discuss #AManIKnew. Such a beautiful shop! And the warmest of welcomes, too. #happywriter

    RT @ColesBooks: What a fab evening @sfletcherauthor, thank you for being part of our Book Club 'Experiment' - we loved having you @ColesBoo…

Her prose is extraordinarily lyrical: haunted, dreamlike and precise, reminiscent at times of Sylvia Plath

The Sunday Times on Oystercatchers

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Fletcher's passion for the location and her knowledge of the clan add genuine warmth to her prose, making the story compelling as well as convincing.

Irish Sunday Independent on Corrag

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Susan Fletcher weaves a haunting tale of love, betrayal and loss, movingly narrated by a spirited yet troubled heroine.

Kirstie Andrews
BBC News on Eve Green

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Fletcher is the woman writer par excellence: intelligent, perceptive, intuitive

The Scotsman on Oystercatchers

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