Fantasycon 2023 - 15th - 17th September
The Leonardo Royal Hotel, Birmingham, UK
Tasha Suri is an award-winning author, a writing tutor, an occasional librarian and a cat owner. She has won the Best Newcomer (Sydney J. Bounds) Award from the British Fantasy Society, the Starburst Brave New Words Award, and has been nominated for the Astounding Award and Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her debut novel Empire of Sand was named one of the 100 best fantasy books of all time by TIME magazine. It's sequel, Realm of Ash came out in 2019. Her 2021 novel, The Jasmine Throne, won the World Fantasy Award in 2022.
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature describes Suri's writing as "inspired by Medieval India". There is a lot more to consider when examining her work. The prose is confident and stirring, the ideas imaginative and unbound by formulaic constraint. Her stories are considerate of their audience, some aimed at younger readers, but this focus does not detract from the exploration and journey she wants the reader to take.
The emotional qualities of these stories stand out. Readers are made to cry and care, as they should, from a really really good book.
When she isn't writing, Tasha likes to cry over TV shows, buy too many notebooks, and indulge her geeky passion for reading about South Asian history. She lives with her family in a mildly haunted house in London.
Fantasycon 2023 is proud and privileged to have Tasha Suri as a guest of honour for this year’s convention.