Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark is the author of the critically acclaimed grimdark epic fantast trilogy Empires of Dust. The David Gemmell Awards shortlisted The Court of Broken Knives is out now with HarperVoyager/Orbit; The Tower of Living and Dying will be published August 2018.

Anna lives in London, UK. She loves grimdark and epic fantasy and historical military fiction. Anna has a BA in Classics, an MA in history and a PhD in English Literature. She has previously been published in the Fortean Times and the poetry website Previous jobs include petty bureaucrat, English teacher and fetish model.

Anna’s favourite authors and key influences are R. Scott Bakker, Steve Erikson, M. John Harrison, Ursula Le Guin, Mary Stewart and Mary Renault.  She spent several years as an obsessive D&D player. She can often be spotted at sff conventions wearing very unusual shoes.

Anna is represented by Ian Drury at Sheil Land.

Twitter: @queenofgrimdark

Facebook: Anna Smith Spark

The Court of Broken Knives


4 thoughts on “Anna Smith Spark”

  1. I have dyspraxia too and feel your pain as I am unlike the people I love and know. Its frustrating when your motor skills are weak and you are unable to function like the circus of life. But I bury myself in books and magazines and simply pretend I am a hero.
    Keep up the excellent work. At least you can write so effortlessly and beautful. Nothing can take that away from you.

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