I’m a writer and Lecturer at the University of Sheffieldimg_3850-version-2-final.  My debut novel ALL THE GOOD THINGS was published by Viking, Penguin UK on 1st June 2017.  It will be followed by my collection of very short fiction HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, which will be published by Influx Press in June 2018. My next collection of short fiction, The Moon is Trending, will publish in 2023 with Salt.

Born in 1987 in Tooting, south London, I now live in Leeds, and my heart is firmly torn between the two cities. I have an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, am currently finishing a PhD at the University of Leeds, where I was a 2020-22 Royal Literary Fund Fellow. I am represented by Zoe Waldie at Rogers, Coleridge and White.

I’ve taught Creative Writing at the University of Leeds, Goldsmiths College, Queen Mary University London, and in a broad range of community settings. If you’d like to collaborate in any way, please do get in touch.

Some Good Things about All THE GOOD THINGS: 


“Heartfelt, heartbreaking, and genuinely joyous” (Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill)

“Compassionate and beautifully written” (Carys Bray, author of The Museum of You)

“A funny and hopeful story… Clare writes with compassion and insight” (Kit de Waal, bestselling author of My Name is Leon)

“The best thing I’ve read this year.” Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

“A sparky and unsettling debut.” The Guardian