Suzannah Dunn is an author and graduate of the MA creative writing programme at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, United Kingdom. She was Director of the MA in Novel Writing at the University of Manchester 1999-2005. Dunn won a Betty Trask Award in 1991 for her novel, Quite Contrary. Dunn's novel The Queen of Subtleties: A Novel of Anne Boleyn details the life of the Tudor Queen and contrasts it with the fictional Lucy Cornwallis, the royal confectioner. A review of The Queen of Subtleties took issue with the character of Lucy but also stated: "Dunn's blend of fiction and real events works and the personal perspective she offers is interesting."