Susan Barker

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Susan Barker
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Barker at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
Born 1978
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Period 2005–present

Susan Barker (born 1978) is a British novelist. She has an English father and a Chinese-Malaysian mother and grew up in East London. She studied at Leeds University and undertook the graduate writing programme at Manchester University.[1] She writes primarily about Asia.

She is the author of three novels: Sayonara Bar, which Time (magazine) called "a cocktail of astringent cultural observations, genres stirred and shaken, subplots served with a twist",[2] and The Orientalist and the Ghost, both published by Doubleday and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.[3]

Her third novel The Incarnations is a 'stunning tale of a modern Beijing taxi driver being pursued by his soulmate across a thousand years of Chinese history' and was published by Doubleday in 2014.[4]


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