SUSAN HILL has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread,
the John Llewellyn Rhys and a Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include Strange Meeting,
I'm the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and The Mist in the Mirror. She has also published autobiographical
works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story
The Woman in Black is one of the longest running in the history of London's West End. In 2020 she was awarded a damehood (DBE)
for services to literature. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.