October 25 2018 – Claire’s new book,  Murder by the Book, published in the UK by Penguin.
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15 September – Murder by the Book chosen as one of The Guardian‘s ’50 Biggest Books of Autumn 2018’
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26 November 2018 – Dan Snow’s History Hit: ‘A Victorian Murder with Claire Harman’. Claire and Dan Snow tour the Mayfair streets connected with the murder of Lord William Russell.
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20 July 2017 – TLS podcast, ‘Freedom, Books, Flowers and the Moon’, celebrating all things Austen on the bicentenary of the author’s death; Claire talks to Stig Abell and Thea Lenarduzzi.
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20 July 2017 – TLS special edition on Jane Austen, featuring the symposium, ‘What does Jane Austen mean to you?’
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June 2017 – Claire’s poem ‘The Apartment’ is in the June issue of Literary Review.

June 2017 – Claire’s book group recommendations are featured on the Royal Society of Literature’s website: Bad Blood by Lorna Sage, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov and Selkirk’s Island by Diana Souhami.

22 February 2017 – Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Biography Prize
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7 February 2017 – US paperback edition of Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart published by Vintage

December 2016 – Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart is longlisted for the 2017 PEN Biography Award.

September 2016 – Five Poems published by Clutag Press.
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21 June 2016 – Claire wins the 2016 Tom-Gallon Trust short story award for ‘Otherwise Engaged’, published in Warwick Magazine. 

8 May 2016 – BBC World Book Club special on Jane Eyre, with Claire, Tracy Chevalier and Harriet Gilbert.
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Week of 22 February 2016 – ‘I am, Yours sincerely, C Bronte’, a series of five programmes for Radio 3’s The Essay about Charlotte Bronte’s letters, featuring Claire Harman, Lyndall Gordon, Jane Shilling and Rachel Joyce.
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1 February 2016 – Claire is on BBC’s Inside Out with Lucy Hester, talking about Charlotte Brontë’s relationship with Constantin Heger.
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January 2016 – Charlotte Brontë: A Life is shortlisted for the 2015 Duff Cooper Memorial Prize.

November 2015 – Charlotte Brontë, A Life is Radio 4’s Book of the Week

8 October 2015 – Claire is on a A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley, BBC4, 9.00pm.
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28 September 2015 – Claire wins the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem of 2015 for ‘The Mighty Hudson’ (TLS)
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Claire will be talking about Murder by the Book at the following places:

26 September – The Farnham Society, St Thomas on the Bourne, Farnham

13 October – Durham Book Festival

1 November – University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, Mayfair

12 November – Richmond Literature Festival

6 April 2019 – Oxford Literary Festival

12 April 2019 – Scarborough Books by the Beach

5 May 2019 – Hexham Literary Festival



Times Literary Supplement, 30 October 2018: ‘Writing for the Mob’ – Ainsworth’s Jack Sheppard and the crimes it inspired
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Guardian Review, 28 September 2018: ‘Desire, satire and making things up’, review of Mrs Gaskell and Me by Nell Stevens
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Evening Standard, 30 August 2018: ‘Thrills and spills with a female spy in wartime’, review of Transcription by Kate Atkinson
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Evening Standard, 16 August 2018: review of Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Goodbye to all That by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
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Evening Standard, 5 April 2018: review of Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life by Rose Tremain
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Evening Standard, 7 September 2017: review of A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin
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Evening Standard, 2 March 2017: review of Fathers by Sam Miller
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Guardian Review, 14 January 2017: review of Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis
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Evening Standard, 13 October 2106: review of The Invention of Angela Carter by Edmund Gordon
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Evening Standard, September 2016: review of Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence by Artemis Cooper
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Guardian Review, 9 July 2106: review of In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
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Evening Standard, 16 June 2016: review of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
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Evening Standard, 26 May 2016: review of Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
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Guardian Review, 7 May 2016: review of Marriages are Made in Bond Street by Penrose Halson
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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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12 March 2016: interview with Eleanor Wachtel on CBC’s Writers and Company
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18 December 2015: Claire, Catherine Bray and Maggie O’Farrell discuss literary heroines and their looks on Woman’s Hour, with Jenni Murray
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29 October 2015: Claire talks to Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour about Charlotte Brontë
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28 September 2015, Claire is interviewed by Susannah Herbert for the Forward Prize archive
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6 August 2013 – Pride and Prejudice at 200. 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.
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31 March 2016 – Q and A on The Shipping Forecast blog
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