ABOUT CLAIRE

Claire Harman began her career in publishing, at Carcanet Press 
and the Manchester-based poetry magazine PN Review, where
she was co-ordinating editor.

 

Her first book, a biography of the writer Sylvia Townsend Warner,
was published in 1989 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for
‘a writer of growing stature’ under the age of 35. She has since
published biographies of Fanny Burney and Robert Louis Stevenson
and edited works by Stevenson and Warner. She writes short stories
for radio and publication and was runner-up for the V.S.Pritchett
prize for short fiction in 2008, runner-up for the Tom-Gallon

Award in 2014 and winner in 2016. Her bestselling  Jane's Fame:
How Jane Austen Conquered
the World was published in 2009 and
her major new biography of Charlotte Bronte to mark the author's
bicentenary was published in 2015 by Viking Penguin UK.

 

In September 2015, Claire was awarded a Forward Prize for Poetry.

 

Claire has taught English at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and creative writing at Columbia University in New York City. She is now Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University. Claire has appeared on radio and television and writes regularly for the literary press on both sides of the Atlantic, reviewing books, films, plays and exhibitions.

 

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006 and became President of The Alliance of Literary Societies in 2016.

 

Since March 2013, this website has been archived by the British Library as part of their UK Web Archive project. Click here to go to the British Library archive.

 

ABOUT CLAIRE

Claire Harman began her career in publishing, at Carcanet Press and the Manchester-based poetry magazine PN Review, where she was co-ordinating editor.

 

Her first book, a biography of the writer Sylvia Townsend Warner, was published in 1989 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for ‘a writer of growing stature’ under the age of 35. She has since published biographies of Fanny Burney and Robert Louis Stevenson and edited works by Stevenson and Warner. She writes short stories for radio and publication and was runner-up for the V.S.Pritchett prize for short fiction in 2008 and the Tom-Gallon Award in 2014 and won the Tom-Gallon award in 2016. Her bestselling  Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World was published in 2009 and her major new biography of Charlotte Bronte to mark the author's bicentenary has just been published by Viking Penguin UK.

 

In September 2015, Claire was awarded a Forward Prize for Poetry.

 

Claire has taught English at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and creative writing at Columbia University in New York City. She has appeared on radio and television and writes regularly for the literary press on both sides of the Atlantic, reviewing books, films, plays and exhibitions.

 

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006 and became President of The Alliance of Literary Societies in 2016.

 

Since March 2013, this website has been archived by the British Library as part of their UK Web Archive project. Click here to go to the British Library archive.

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