Susan Fletcher’s first novel, Eve Green, won the
Whitbread First Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize and was winner
of the Author's Club Best First Novel Award. It was also
shortlisted for the LA Times First Novel Award, and became a
Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller. Her latest novel,
Oystercatchers, is set in Norfolk, and like Eve Green is
concerned with themes of childhood, family, and loss. In it, a
woman visits her younger sister who is lying in a coma, and by her
bed explores the intricacies and cruelties of their past.
A graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA, Fletcher has been
described as ‘a seriously talented young author in possession of
one of the most poetic and original voices working now’ (Joanna
Briscoe, Guardian). She currently lives in the West Midlands.
The Guardian's Anita Sethi interviews Fletcher after her Whitbread
to a Radio 4 recording of Fletcher on her work