Susie Boyt (born January 1969) is a British novelist.
The daughter of Suzy Boyt and artist Lucian Freud, and great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud. Susie Boyt was educated at Channing and at Camden School for Girls and read English at St Catherine's College, Oxford, graduating in 1992. Working variously at a PR agency, and a literary agency, she completed her first novel, The Normal Man, which was published in 1995 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. She returned to university to do a Masters in Anglo American Literary Relations at University College London studying the works of Henry James and the poet John Berryman.
To date she has published four novels. In 2008, she published My Judy Garland Life, a layering of biography, hero-worship and self-help. Her journalism includes an ongoing column in the weekend Life & Arts section of the Financial Times. She is married to Tom Astor, a film producer. They live with their two daughters in London.
- The Normal Man, 1995
- The Characters of Love, 1996
- The Last Hope of Girls, 2001
- Only Human, 2004
- The Small Hours, 2012
- Love & Fame, 2017
- My Judy Garland Life, 2008
Awards and nominations
- The Last Hope of Girls was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
- Only Human has been shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year Award
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