Susanne Dunlap has published four works of historical fiction, two for adults (Emilie's Voice and Liszt's Kiss) and two for young adults (The Musician's Daughter and Anastasia's Secret). She is a graduate of Smith College with a PhD from Yale University in Music History. Currently a resident of Brooklyn, New York, Susanne's next book, In the Shadow of the Lamp, will be published by Bloomsbury USA Children's in early 2011.
This is so hard. I grew up reading mysteries, adored the works of Agatha Christie, Mary Renault and many others. As a novelist today I marvel at people like Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Dennis Johnson, Kiran Desai and so forth, but I wouldn't call them influences. Except in that they inspire me to continue trying to be a better writer.
The Musician's Daughter, a YA novel about an aspiring violinist whose father--also a violinist and in Haydn's orchestra for Prince Esterhazy--is murdered. It takes place in Vienna in 1779.
Adam Chromy, Artists and Artisans
Touchstone Books of Simon & Schuster
Bloomsbury Children's, US
Bicycling, my lovely dog Betty, knitting
New York Public Radio, WFCR, Connecticut Opera, Neuroblastoma Foundation
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