Steiner's new book, her second novel, is Missing, Presumed.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I loved Shirley Barrett's debut, Rush Oh, set on a whaling station in Australia at the turn of the century. All the detail about how killer whales and whalers worked together to hunt humbacks is riveting. It's also a coming of age novel, with a loveable narrator and lots of gentle humour.Visit Susie Steiner's website.
I've also just read Helen Dunmore's spy novel, Exposure, which I gulped down in two sittings – it is so gripping. I'm a sucker for page-turners which are beautifully written, with characters you root for. Exposure is full of buttoned-up 1950s Englishness and the desolation caused by secrets swallowed down.