Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.

Susan Cooper wrote the five-book fantasy sequence The Dark is Rising; her other children’s books include the Boggart trilogy, King of Shadows, Victory, Dawn of Fear and Ghost Hawk. She has also written adult non-fiction, a Broadway play and Emmy-nominated screenplays. Born in Buckinghamshire, she now lives in the USA. Awards include the Newbery Medal, Carnegie commendations, Scottish Arts Council Awards, a Christopher Medal and the World Fantasy Award for life achievement.  Her most recent book is The Shortest Day.

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