Steph Swainston has rapidly become established as the most exciting voice in literary fantasy since China Mieville. 9 foreign rights deals so far. Superb reviews for THE YEAR OF OUR WAR and NO PRESENT LIKE TIME Shortlisted for John W. Campbell award
Steph Swainston is a qualified archaeologist with a degree from Cambridge and a research degree. She worked as archaeologist for six years, working on the dig that researched the oldest recorded burial site in the UK, before working as an information scientist.
"Swainston combines light and dark, gore and grime with cheeky humour." SFX "Swainston paints a world that is vividly rendered, detailed and surprisingly gritty. Imaginative, inventive and wholly thrilling stuff." SCI FI NOW