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My article on the Top Five Regrets of the Dying went viral, was in the top five most read articles across the whole of guardian.co.uk in 2013, and drew more than 3.9m readers for the Guardian. It was liked on Facebook 126,000 times and Tweeted at least 13,000 times.

Events

I'm starting a creative writing group at West End Lane books on May 1st, 7-9pm. More info from @welbooks.

I'll be at the Deer Shed festival in north Yorkshire on July 26. Details here

I'll be at the Ryedale Book Festival, in Malton, north Yorks, on October 11. Details here

Signing books at a recent event.

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'Susie Steiner's debut novel is kitchen-sink drama meets The Archers – a powerful, visceral portrait of the ties that bind, and those that break. Steiner has written a truly exceptional study of human flaws and frailties,'
The Observer

'Who will inherit the farm?' is the big question at the heart of this warm and engaging first novel, set in Yorkshire. The farming details are beautifully deployed, to show a family renewing itself as much as the land it lives on.' The Times 

'A narrative that works hard to keep its big heart in the right place. Homecoming is a matter-of-fact demonstration of the virtue of rolling up one's sleeves, keeping calm and carrying on,'
The Guardian

'The story is very much rooted in the complex relationships in the Hartle family. Rich descriptions of 'raising the beet' and the bracken 'which is brown and thick with pheasant' given anauthentic feel to Steiner's debut novel. By the time we come full circle at the end of the farming year, you feel you're part of the Hartle family, warts and all.' The Daily Express

'The Archers meets Anne Enright in Susie Steiner's involving debut novel, set on the Yorkshire moors. Steiner's novel skifully captures Yorkshire in all its ordinary beauty - lonesome fells and pastel twilights, swirly-carpeted pubs and rusting tractors - and her plot is satisfyingly complex. Homecoming is readable, heart-breaking and true.'
Simple Things Magazine

'Steiner. . . explore[s] the dynamics of marriage, parent-child relationships, and sibling rivalry. It's an absorbing story: one often has the sense of the characters being driven by their natures, inevitably pushed into unwise choices that make you want to shout "Stop!" Brandon Robshaw  The Independent

'This debut novel explores how we become defined by our nearest and dearest and why the ties that bind are stretched when tragedy strikes . . . An intelligent and engrossing read.' Woman magazine, "Hot Read"

'A simply told bucolic tale of family and human frailties,'
Sainsbury's magazine, top reads, May 2014.

'Homecoming offers many parallels between family and flock, with strands of straying and return. Steiner’s realism [is] equally attuned to grim human avarice and warm humour.'  The Financial Times

 

 

Susie Steiner is a former Guardian journalist. She was a commissioning editor on the paper for 11 years and prior to that worked for The TimesThe Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two young sons.