Susanna Clarke is the author of the international bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. It was published in over thirty countries, shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award and the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. It also won the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award in 2005. Susanna Clarke lives in Cambridge. Charles Vess's graphic narrative work has appeared in, among other publications, Spider-man, The Sandman, The Books of Magic and his own self-published The Book of Ballads and Sagas and has earned him two Will Eisner Comic Industry awards. In 1999 he received the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist for his illustrations for Stardust (a collaboration with Neil Gaiman). He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. For more information about the art of Charles Vess please visit his website at www.greenmanpress.com.