Smell the wood smoke | Fantasy writer Paul Kearney acclaims Rosemary Sutcliff

Acclaimed fantasy writer Paul Kearney stated in an interview that Rosemary Sutcliff was one of his favourite authors.

Rosemary Sutcliff was one of the favorites of my adolescence. A historical novelist, she wrote the finest treatment of the Arthurian legends I’ve ever read, Sword at Sunset, as well as a whole slew of other novels. When she writes about sub-Roman Britain, you can smell the woodsmoke. She beats people like Cornwell into a cocked hat, and yet has largely disappeared from print. Such are the vagaries of publishing.

  • Read the full interview here

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