Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.


Susanna Clarke conjures up a fantastical realm featuring a semi-submerged 'House' replete with statues and skeletons. ⁠⁠Its surprisingly sanguine inhabitant, the eponymous Piranesi, wanders the interminable halls, his days punctuated by rendevouz with the ominous 'Other.' ⁠⁠As the fable unravels, the reader is drawn into an enigmatic world of solitude, surrealness and the supernatural.⁠⁠



Piranesi, Susanna Clarke