My second novel 'The Photographer's Wife' will be published
by Bloomsbury UK and US in April 2016.
My debut novel 'A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar'
was published by Bloomsbury in 2012. It was reviewed in the
New York Times, was an LA Times Bestseller, a US National
Bestseller,Guardian/Observer Book of the Year 2012 and
translated into 16 languages. It was long-listed for the
International IMPAC Dublin literary award 2014.
My short story, 'Theory of Flight' was broadcast on BBC
Radio 4 in June 2014 and an essay 'I've Never Told Anyone This Before...' was broadcast December 2014 on BBC Radio 3.
I'm also a travel and non-fiction writer, having written for New York Times, Vogue UK, Aeon, Lonely Planet, Independent on Sunday and lots of other places. In 2011 I was writer in residence at the 1930s Art Deco Shoreham Airport in Sussex. My non-fiction piece LAILA AHMED won a New Writing Ventures prize in 2008.
From 2002-2012 I worked part-time in the literature department of the British Council travelling regularly in the Middle East, China, Russia and Western and Eastern Europe. I have worked in and explored Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Greece and many other countries.
I now write full-time, travel when I can and live in a small, Sussex coastal town which is yet to be regenerated with my husband, two tiny children and a scruffy dog. I have a random, haphazard blog. I occasionally tweet at @suzyjoinson.
Photograph by Simon Webb.