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Suzanna Clarke is an author, photographer and journalist. She was born in New Zealand in 1961 and now lives in Brisbane, Australia.
She worked as a photographer, reviewer, travel and feature writer for The Courier-Mail in Brisbane Australia where she is now the Arts Editor. Suzanna Clarke has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. Her first project, on children with disabilities, was exhibited in Sydney when she was just sixteen. After studying contemporary dance in Amsterdam in her early twenties and travelling extensively, she returned to a BA Communications degree at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has since completed an MA in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology and worked there as a part-time lecturer.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Clarke worked as a freelance photographer for editorial, commercial and government clients. These included The Australian newspaper, The Age newspaper, Travel and Life magazine (now Conde Nast Traveler), New Scientist, Illustrated Science (Scandinavia), The Bulletin/Newsweek, Australian Country Style, WWF, The Australian Tourism Commission and The NSW & NT Tourism Commissions. Her photographic work has been the subject of major government exhibitions and her last novel was shortlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards.
Her travel and news photography covers many countries including, Morocco, Greece, Vietnam, the Czech Republic, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, Indonesia, East Timor, New Zealand and the UK.
Her photographs can be seen on the web log she shares with her husband the writer and broadcaster Sandy McCutcheon.
In 2006 Suzanna Clarke completed a book on the restoration of their house in the old medina of the Moroccan city of Fes for Penguin books. The book "A House in Fez" has been published in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA. A Korean language version is due in late 2009