Susan Cooper was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.
Susan Cooper wrote the five-book fantasy sequence The Dark is Rising; her other children’s books include the Boggart trilogy, King of Shadows, Victory, Dawn of Fear and Ghost Hawk. She has also written adult non-fiction, a Broadway play and Emmy-nominated screenplays. Born in Buckinghamshire, she now lives in the USA. Awards include the Newbery Medal, Carnegie commendations, Scottish Arts Council Awards, a Christopher Medal and the World Fantasy Award for life achievement. Her most recent book is The Shortest Day.