Susannah Clapp has been the theatre critic of the Observer since 1997. She was the theatre critic of Radio 3’s Nightwaves from 1994 to 2013 and of the New Statesman from 1996 to 1997. She helped to found the London Review of Books, where she was assistant editor for thirteen years. She has worked as a publisher’s reader and editor at Jonathan Cape, and as the radio critic of the Sunday Times. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she is the literary executor of Bruce Chatwin and Angela Carter and is the author of books about both writers: With Chatwin(1997) and A Card from Angela Carter (2012).