Saturday, July 2, 2016

Susie Steiner

Susie Steiner is a former Guardian journalist. She was a commissioning editor for that paper for eleven years and prior to that worked for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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.

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.
Visit Susie Steiner's website.

--Marshal Zeringue