Susan Barker is the author of three novels. Her most recent book, The Incarnations (2014), was a New York Times Notable Book, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize.
The support of a Northern Writers’ Award is hugely encouraging and uplifting to me. I’ve been writing my current novel for an inexcusably long time now – and while I absolutely love writing fiction, and count myself lucky to do so, in the solitary, years-long endeavour there are definite moments of doubt. To have a nod from the Northern Writers’ Awards’ judges, as well as the financial support, really means a lot.