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Meet the Writers
Her first novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, established Susanna Clarke as a fantasy writer to watch. Her imaginative story of two magicians in early-19th-century London is a fanciful, absorbing masterpiece that mesmerized fans even outside the dedicated fantasy audience. In our interview, Clarke explains why her masterpiece was ten years (!) in the making. "This is the book where I learned to write, really," she explains.