Susie Steiner – a tribute to a fantastic novelist

I was desperately sorry to hear that novelist Susie Steiner lost her battle with cancer yesterday. She had just turned 51 years of age.Susie was one of those authors that I really loved and would buy her books without reading the blurb. Tragically… she didn’t have time to write many.

Susie was the author of the Manon Bradshaw novels. Back in July of 2016 I had the extreme honour of interviewing Susie Steiner for Fictionophile. My interview with Susie.

My review of “Missing, Presumed” ; “Persons Unknown“, and “Remain Silent“.

Here is an article from the Guardian which highlights Susie and her work.

Susie has written extensively about losing her eyesight to Retinitis Pigmentosa. She is registered fully blind and lived in London with her husband and two children. In May 2019 she was diagnosed with a brain tumour (Grade 4 Glioblastoma) and spent most of 2019-20 undergoing treatment: six hours of brain surgery, chemo radiation, and six cycles of chemotherapy.

And sadly, here is her last Twitter tweet:and today on Twitter:

This insidious disease has robbed so many of us from the people we love…

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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19 Responses to Susie Steiner – a tribute to a fantastic novelist

  1. Joanne says:

    I was sad to hear about this. I had only read Missing, Presumed and it was excellent. A sad loss for her family.

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  2. crimeworm says:

    I loved her writing! I actually read she was 51 in The Guardian today – not that it matters – either age is dreadfully young. What wonderful books would she have gone on to write? A massive talent. Lovely post.

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  3. Oh no!!!!! I knew that she was ill but this is very sad.

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  4. Carol says:

    Heartbreaking 💔💔💔

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  5. Kerry Swan says:

    I was really choked up reading your tribute and especially Susie’s last tweet. I count myself lucky every day that so far I have got through and survived breast cancer. Life has to be treasured because none of us know how much longer we’ll be here.
    Kerena Swan

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  6. Oh no, I didn’t know about her illness nor her death. I still haven’t read my copy of Missing, Presumed but I’m bumping it up my readlist now!

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  7. James McEwan says:

    It is always so sad to learn how someone relative young has to suffer this way. (My wife at 55 years).
    I will look up her books and have a read.

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  8. I’m not familiar with this author but I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Cancer truly sucks!!

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