Clare Fisher

Novelist, Short-story writer
University of Leeds, Education, Social Sciences and Law

Clare Fisher is a fiction writer. Her debut novel, All the Good Things (Viking, Penguin, 2017) won a Betty Trask award and was described by the Guardian as ‘a sparky and unsettling debut.’ It was published in the US by Europa Editions and in six other territories worldwide. Her short story collection, How the Light Gets In (Influx Press, 2018) was longlisted for the Edgehill Short Story prize and the International Dylan Thomas prize. Her short fiction has been published in the London Magazine, RA Magazine, a queer anthology of wilderness and elsewhere.

Clare has taught creative writing in a wide variety of settings. She has tutored for Spread the Word and the Arvon Foundation and currently teaches creative writing to Masters students at Goldsmiths, University of London and undergraduates at Queen Mary University of London. She is passionate in helping others to find joy in language and to express their critical and creative ideas with economy and clarity.

With a BA in History from the University of Oxford and an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, Clare is now – after several years working in arts marketing and education – studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds. Her practice-led project looks at how contemporary women writers are experimenting with failure and incorporates critical, creative and ethnographic writing and research. Born in London in 1987, Clare currently lives in Leeds and is hoping that one day in the not-too-distant future, she will finish her second novel.

Clare Fisher
Image credit: Tony Roseman Photography

Fellowships

University of Leeds, Education, Social Sciences and Law 2020/21