Susan Barker

News & Events


Masterclass: Visual Art and Artists in Literature, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, April 30th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Writer in Residence Event, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, April 12th, 8 – 9 p.m.


The Incarnations is longlisted for the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award

Kirkus Prize Finalists’ Panel, Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, October 18th, 10.30 – 11.30 a.m.

Reading at Gladstone’s Library 2016 Writers in Residence Launch Evening, National Liberal Club, London, October 12th, 6.30 – 7 .45 p.m.

The Incarnations is a finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Awards (Fiction)

Event at ReadFest 2015, The Barking Learning Centre, September 17th, 7.00 – 8.30 p.m.

Event at Edinburgh International Book Festival with Toni Davidson, August 15th, 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.

The Incarnations wins a 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

Reading and Q&A at John Rylands Library, Manchester, 3rd July, 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. (part of the Time, Freedom and Narrative Conference)

Reading at Worlds Literary Festival with Kirsty Gunn and Dan Richards, Norwich, 19th June, 4.30 p.m.

Asia House Literary Festival, Creative Writing Masterclass 14th May, 5.45 – 7.45 p.m. 

The Incarnations selected for The Waterstones Book Club

Writer in Residence at the Centre for New Writing, Manchester University  (Spring Semester)


The Incarnations on The Folio Prize longlist.

The Georgetown Literary Festival  (November 29th – 30th)

Book Talk and Q & A with Bernice Chauly

The Ever Present Past Panel discussion

The Incarnations to be published in the U.S. by Touchstone/ Simon and Schuster (August, 2015)


July 2014 


Wednesday, July 9th, 7.30 p.m.

Bookworm Chengdu


Saturday, July 12th, 4 p.m.

Royal Asiatic Society/ M on the Bund Literary Salon, Glamour Bar 4 p.m.


Thursday, July 17th, 7.30 p.m.

Bookworm Beijing

Hong Kong 

Sunday, July 20th, 12.00 p.m.

Hong Kong Book Fair, Room S426-7, HKCEC

Wednesday, July 23rd – Thursday July 24th

Visiting Writer at Hong Kong City University (readings/ lecture TBA)