Between two worlds: Susanna Clarke shows us where her magic lives
The ‘Piranesi’ author tells us about her research, her writing practices, and where Narnia fits into it all
Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is the long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Published in 2004, that novel transported more than four million readers into its mysterious alternative world – a flawlessly detailed version of a historical and magical England. It became an instant classic and has been hailed as one of the finest works of fiction of the 21st century.
The debut was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. It won British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy Award in 2005. ..