Claire Fuller is a writer and an artist. For her first degree she studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art, specialising in wood and stone carving. She began writing fiction at the age of 40, after many years working as a co-director of a marketing agency. She holds a Masters (distinction) in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Winchester. Her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, Swimming Lessons was published in early 2017, and her third, Bitter Orange is being published this summer and autumn. Her short stories have been published in many literary journals and shortlisted in prizes. Baker, Emily and Me, won the 2014 BBC Opening Lines competition, and her story, A Quiet Tidy Man, won the Royal Academy and Pin Drop short story award 2016. She lives in Winchester, England with her husband and has two grown-up children.
Words Away salon: All Is Not What It Seems: How Memory and the Past Drive a Narrative
Claire’s website: clairefuller.co.uk