HOT KITCHEN SNOW won the international Scott Prize for debut short fiction collections.
Susannah Rickards grew up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She read English at Oxford, trained for the theatre in Paris and then spent ten years as an actress. The first story she wrote was shortlisted for the Ian St James Awards. Since then her short fiction and poetry have been published, anthologised, broadcast on radio and online in the UK, USA, Canada and on BBC World service, e.g. issues 4 & 5 of The Yellow Room; The New Writer; Diamond Twig's Even the ants Have Names anthology of North East writers; Limehouse books anthology of London stories, 33:East; and Cooked Up, an international anthology of fiction on the theme of food. Awards for her work include the Eastside Bursary, the Conan Doyle, The Scott Prize and Commonwealth Broadcasting Short Story Prize. She was shortlisted for the Society of Authors' Olive Cooke Award and BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines. She lives in Surrey with her family.