Susie Harries is a writer, lecturer and editor, specialising in twentieth-century culture and history.

Susie's most recent book is a biography of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, which won a Wolfson History Prize and was short-listed for both the Duff Cooper and James Tait Black Prizes in 2012. She lives in London with her husband Meirion, with whom she has published seven books. 

 

She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and has also spoken at the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Higgins Museum Bedford,  the Gordon Russell Museum, the Oxford Museum, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Victorian Society, the Betjeman Society, the 20th Century Society, the Association of Art Historians,  the Migration Museum, the Council for At-Risk Academics, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, Birkbeck College, the Suffolk Book League, the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, the Camden History Society, various Art Fund and National Trust  centres, the Jewish Book Festival, the Persephone Bookshop,  and the Cheltenham, Beaminster, Bridport and Port Eliot literary festivals.

 

Susie read Classics at Cambridge and did research into pre-Socratic philosophy at Oxford, before working for a music agency, the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, and the Royal Society of Arts, where she was Head of Ethics.