Suzanne Joinson: Biography

Suzanne Joinson

Suzanne Joinson is an award winning writer known for her story, ‘Laila Ahmed’. The book fetched her the New Writing Ventures Award for creative non-fiction for the year 2007, and also a prize money which helped her in many ways.

Suzanne was pretty much interested in writing from a very young age. Actually she had the habit of writing dairy from the age of 7 and at the age of 14 she wrote her very first story. She had always been a fan of writer Virginia Woolf and she also liked other modernist writers.

‘A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar’ was Suzanne’s first novel and it turned out to be a National best-seller. The book was translated into 16 languages. Suzanne is doing her PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths’, University of London and also works in the literature department of the British Council. She is the organiser for the literature projects there.

Suzanne Joinson loves to travel a lot and for the past ten years, she has travelled and worked across many countries in the Middle East, and in China/Russia and Western/Eastern Europe. She is fond of international literature. She lives in a small, Sussex coastal town with her husband and two children.