Life,Death, Place and Art
Salley Vickers’ novels visit places redolent with history, often the sites of strange or mysterious events. She weaves old stories into the contemporary scene, bringing new insights and psychological perspectives to time-honoured tales. Her former work as a psychotherapist dealing with trauma and traumatic death infuses her fiction, as does her belief in the capacity of the human spirit to survive and find new life and fresh perspectives. Her short stories in The Boy who could See Death touch on all these themes as does her new novel, Cousins, which considers the effects of inherited family trauma and is set in Northumberland
Salley Vickers is one of our most unusual writers, whose work touches on art, loss, memory and otherworldly dimensions. She is the author of the word-of-mouth international bestseller, Miss Garnet’s Angel and six other highly acclaimed novels.