Susannah Rickards

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Writer and writing teacher
Location Claygate, Surrey, United Kingdom
Introduction Short fiction writer and creative writing teacher. My debut collection of short stories Hot Kitchen Snow won the Scott Prize in March and comes out in October 2010 from Salt Publishing in UK, USA and Oz. Stories have recently appeared in The Yellow Room and The New Writer. Previous work has been anthologised, won and placed in various competitions, including The Independent, BBC Radio Opening Lines, The New Writer, Commonwealth, Pen, Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, Fish, Conan Doyle Award. Hawthorden Writing Fellow in 2000 and Writer in Residence at Middlesex University 2000-2002 Married with twin boys.
Interests Family, writing and reading fiction, modern art, dancing, walking, cycling.
Favorite Movies Lives of Others, King of Comedy, Monsoon Wedding, Don't Look Now, Ice Cold in Alex, Singin' in the Rain, Brokeback Mountain, The Player
Favorite Music Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy and Chopin piano music, JS and CP Bach, Nusrat Fati Ali Khan, Sufjan Stevens, Orchestre Nationale de Barbes, Cheb Khaled, Baba Maal, Radio Tarifa, The Flaming Lips, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Philip Glass - and hundreds more.
Favorite Books The World of the Short Story, Best American Short Story Anthologies, The Child In Time, Persuasion, Where I'm Calling From, In The Devil's Territory, L'Etranger, Flights of Love, The Great Gatsby, Disgrace, Oscar and Lucinda, Villette, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kite Runner, To Kill A Mockingbird.