Claire has been commissioned by Viking Penguin in the UK and Alfred A Knopf in the US to write a major new biography of Charlotte Brontë for the author's bicentenary in 2016.
8 January 2013 - Claire is a finalist for The Omnivore's Hatchet Job of the Year award, for 'the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past 12 months'.
6 August 2013 - Pride and Prejudice at 200. Claire in conversation with Doug Fabrizio of Radio West and Shannon Hale about Austen's most famous novel and the new film of Shannon's bestselling Austenland.
August 2013 - 'Abominable Fancies': Claire on what Robert Louis Stevenson would and wouldn't have relished about modern life. Posted on the biography website The Fertile Fact.
Evening Standard, 31 October 2013: 'The patience of Penelope, the lady novelist in waiting', review of Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee.
Evening Standard, 17 October 2013: 'Spirited women who escaped the post-war straitjacket', review of Her Brilliant Career by Rachel Cooke.
Evening Standard, 12 September 2013: 'For an eager young seventies' scientist, research was all in the genes', review of An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins.
Evening Standard, 15 August 2013: 'A skivvy's take on Lizzie & Co', review of Longbourn: Pride and Prejudice, the Servants' Story by Jo Baker.
Evening Standard, 25 July 2013: 'Fifty years on, a quest for the Queen of the Nile ends with seeing the invisible', review of Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard.
Guardian Review, 20 July 2013: 'The Secret History', review of The Girl from Station X by Elisa Segrave.
Times Literary Supplement, 24 May 2013: 'Careers for middle-class women', review of The Brontës in Context edited by Marianne Thormählen.
Evening Standard, 24 May 2013: 'Caught up in life's tripwires on a tangled journey from poverty to fulfilment', review of Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley.
Guardian Review, 18 May 2013: 'Yours Unfaithfully', review of Our Cheating Hearts: Love & Loyalty, Lust & Lies by Kate Figes.
Evening Standard, 18 April 2013: 'What happened after the balloon finally went up', review of Falling Upwards: How We Took To The Air by Richard Holmes.
Evening Standard, 4 April 2013: 'Survivor's overwhelming account of a family swept away', review of Wave: A Memoir of Life after the Tsunami by Sonali Deraniyagala.
Evening Standard, 7 March 2013: 'Living one life to the full - over and over again', review of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
Evening Standard, 17 January 2013: 'We've always known about the family skeletons in the cupboard', review of Family Secrets: living with shame from the Victorians to the present day by Deborah Cohen.
Evening Standard, 10 January 2013: 'The sad artist who broke the mould of the women's novel', review of Olivia Manning: A Woman at War by Deirdre David.
Evening Standard, 15 November 2012: 'Alice through a clearer glass' , review of Dear Life by Alice Munro.
Times Literary Supplement, 5 October 2012: 'Err-and-Stray', review of With the Hunted, the selected writings of Sylvia Townsend Warner.
Literary Review, October 2012: 'How they Roared', review of Mr Foote's Other Leg by Ian Kelly.
Evening Standard, 13 September 2012: 'A.N.Wilson's ecstatic joy', review of The Potter's Hand by A.N.Wilson.
Evening Standard, 28 June 2012: 'Turning Jane Austen's fiction into literary sudoku', review of What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan.
Blackwell Podcast number 30, March 2010:- two-part interview with George Miller about Jane's Fame
CBC Book Club: Ask the Author, May 2010: podcast q & a about the enduring appeal of Jane Austen.
April 2009 - interview with Mark Thwaite at The Book Depository
The Warwick Review, September 2012: short story, 'The Bridge'
The Warwick Review, September 2011: short story, 'Poor Maggie Kirkpatrick'.
Published on 4 February 2011 by Picador, New York
US paperback edition of Jane's Fame