Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark is the author of the critically acclaimed grimdark epic fantast trilogy Empires of Dust. The Court of Broken Knives is out now with HarperVoyager/Orbit; The Tower of Living and Dying will be published August 2018. The Court of Broken Knives has been shortlisted for a David Gemmell Award for best debut novel: you can vote in the awards here: Gemmell Awards

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 www.greatworks.org. 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

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