December 2023 – All Sorts of Lives is named Sunday Times Literary Book of the Year 2023,  one of Waterstone’s Best Books of 2023 and The Independent’s 25 Best Books of the Year.

11 January 2024 – paperback publication of All Sorts of Lives: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of Risking Everything. Click to go to page.

5 January 2023 – publication of a companion volume, Wild Places, a new selection of Katherine Mansfield’s stories to celebrate her centenary. Foreword by Helen Simpson and introduction and selection by CH. Both books are published by Chatto & Windus and have beautiful art work by Laura Gee.


19 March 2024, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, Victoria Hall, South Grove, Highgate, 8.00pm – live and online talk, ‘Katherine Mansfield and London’. Click for more information and booking.

23 March 2024, Woodstock Literature Society, St Hugh’s Centre, Hensington Rd, 3.00pm – talk on Katherine Mansfield and All Sorts of Lives. Click for more information and booking.


Times Literary Supplement, 26 January 2024: ‘Once and Future: continuing the revival of Sylvia Townsend Warner’ – review of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s T.H.White and Winter in the Airclick to read 


October 2016 – Chawton House Conversations podcast, on Charlotte Bronte
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June 2016 – on BBC Arts from the Hay Festival
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28 September 2015, Claire is interviewed by Susannah Herbert for the Forward Prize archive
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31 March 2016 – Q and A on The Shipping Forecast blog
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