Suzanne Joinson is an award winning, bestselling writer living in Sussex, UK. She has published two novels with Bloomsbury UK/US, A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar and The Photographer’s Wife, as well as a wide range of short stories, travel writing and creative non-fiction.


A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar was a US National Bestseller, a Guardian/Observer book of the year. It was translated in to 16 languages and was longlisted from the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

The Photographer’s Wife was published internationally and she regularly writes for The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue and many other places. She won the UEA New Writing Ventures Award for Creative Non-Fiction for ‘Laila Ahmed’ about a box of letters found in Deptford Market.


She is a Fellow of the Museum of English Rural Life and has been a writer in residence at Shoreham Airport, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and Raffles Hotel, Beijing.

She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester where she teaches fiction, creative non-fiction and memoir. She is involved in a range of international and national literary projects – including an oral history project in Vietnam and writing residencies in China, Myanmar and Japan – and is represented by [email protected] or can be found at [email protected]