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Anna Mazzola
The House of Whispers

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Anna Mazzola is the award-winning and bestselling author of four Gothic historical novels. Her debut novel, The Unseeing, won an Edgar Allan Poe award. Her third novel, The Clockwork Girl, set in18th century Paris, has been nominated for two CWA Dagger awards as well as the Dublin Literary award. Her fourth novel, The House of Whispers, a ghost story set in Fascist Italy, reached number 7 in the Saturday Times Chart and is a Sunday Times historical fiction pick for 2023. Her first legal thriller will be published in 2025 under the name Anna Sharpe.


She is also a human rights and criminal justice solicitor and provides training to other advocates.  She lives in South London, with one husband, two children, a black cat and a snake.

Gothic fiction and the Supernatural: the haunting of places and minds from the dawn of Gothic fiction to today
1.30pm - 2.30pm
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