8 December 2021 – Boston University Arts Initiative are producing a dance/music collaboration (‘an exploration of mental health through dance and music’) based on my biography of Robert Louis Stevenson, Myself and the Other Fellow, which will be live-streamed online. Click to go to site.

16 September 2021 – publication of Poems of the Decade 2011-2020 (Faber & Faber), including Claire’s prize-winning poem from 2015, ‘The Mighty Hudson’.

10 August 2021 – Claire is on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show, talking about the appeal to save the Honresfield Library of literary manuscripts – 

February 2021 – Claire joins English Heritage’s advisory Blue Plaques Panel – click to go to English Heritage website.

9 December 2020 – The Royal Society of Literature’s ‘Only Connect’ #107: Claire chooses a recording of the V.S.Pritchett Award event in 2020, with Jane Gardam and Adam Mars-Jones: click to go to RSL archive

February 2020 – Writers Aloud: Royal Literary Fund podcast with Caroline Sanderson on the painstaking and sometime obsessive art of literary biography – click to listen

February 2020 – paperback edition of Murder by the Book published in the US by Vintage.

September 2019 – paperback release of Murder by the Book in the UK. Click for more information on the Penguin website.


September 2019 – republication of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them, with an introduction by Claire, from NYRB Classics. Click for more information.


Evening Standard, 6 May 2021:  review of Second Place by Rachel Cusk – click to read

Times Literary Supplement, 2 April 2021: ‘Notes from Neverland’ – review of A Friendship in Letters; Robert Louis Stevenson and J.M.Barrieclick to read

Evening Standard, 16 February 2021: review of Keats: A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph by Lucasta Miller – click to read

Times Literary Supplement, 24 April 2020: ‘Adventurous Journeys’, review of Eliza Fenwick: Early Modern Feminist by Lissa Paul – click to read.

Evening Standard, 13 February 2020: ‘The weird and wonderful world of the Brontës’ juvenilia’ – review of the graphic novel, Glass Town, by Isabel Greenberg – click to read.

Spectator, 15 February 2020: ‘Lost in Translation’: why some of the best Austen adaptations are the most unfaithful – click to read.

Literary Review, February 2020: ‘Sense and Sisterhood’, review of Miss Austen by Gill Hornby.

Evening Standard, 26 September 2019: ‘Tales for our times, bursting with wit’, review of Grand Union by Zadie Smith – click to read.

Evening Standard, 8 August 2019: ‘Rachel Cusk’s unique perspective’, review of Coventry by Rachel Cusk – click to read.

Evening Standard, 30 May 2019: ‘Meditations on dusk, rain and wind’, review of The Making of Poetry by Adam Nicolson – click to read.

Evening Standard, 16 May 2019: ‘The tragic tale of a forgotten poet’ – review of L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon by Lucasta Miller – click 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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