Susan Barker

Susan Barker is the author of Sayonara Bar and The Orientalist and the Ghost, both longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She grew up in East London with a Chinese-Malyasian mother and a British father, and studied creative writing at the University of Manchester. She spent several years living in Beijing while working on The Incarnations, and currently lives in the UK.

Books by this Author

The Incarnations


I Dream of Us Across the Centuries…

Journey through a thousand years of Chinese history in Susan Barker’s taut and gripping novel ‘The Incarnations,’ hailed by ‘Little Bee’ author Chris Cleave as “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original.” Learn more at