Born in Canada of a Spanish father, Susana Cory-Wright came to school and university in the UK. She read Modern Languages and worked as a translator (Spanish to English) for pharmaceutical companies. She completed a PhD in the Humanities and her thesis on Edwardian theatre formed the basis for a biography of Maud Beerbohm Tree which was published by Legenda. A fictionalised version was published earlier as The London Wife. She has given Pondero talks on the latter and on her most recently published novel, Tolstoy’s Beard. Love of the Russian language and literature has taken her to Russia twice in the last eighteen months and she is currently working on a factionalised account of Peter the Great’s wife Eudoxia Lopukhina, the last purely Russian Czarina. There has never as yet been an account of Eudoxia’s life fictionalised or otherwise. During Covid Cory-Wright wrote three novels chronicling one family’s trials and tribulations during that period.
Families, their secrets and their often disastrous attachments to crumbling ancestral homes form a leitmotif in much of her work as does that of forbidden, unrequited love, the ability of women to re-invent themselves in the face of adversity and the trauma of exile.