Clare Morgan is a fiction writer and literary critic. Her novel A Book for All and None (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012) was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel award, and reflects her interest in creating fictions around real historical characters and events, in this case Virginia Woolf and Friedrich Nietzsche. Her short story collection An Affair of the Heart, featuring stories set in a range of international locations, was published by Seren (1996) and her stories have been widely anthologized, and commissioned and broadcast by BBC Radio 4.
She has researched extensively the relation between poetry and business and her book What Poetry Brings to Business, coming from a research collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group, was published by University of Michigan Press (2010). Her ongoing work in the field is reflected in her continuing collaboration with BCG, in international presentations and workshops, and in her chapter ‘Thinking Beyond the Facts’ for the publication Humanizing Business (Springer, 2020).
Clare Morgan’s interest in writers and writing is evidenced in her academic essays on seminal figures such as Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather and George Orwell, as well as less familiar writers such as Margiad Evans. She has worked closely with emergent writers inside and outside academe to help them develop their individual writerly voices and take forward their writerly careers, and her paper ‘The Big Business of Creative Writing’ was presented at the international Writers and their Education symposium (Oxford University, 2019). She reviews occasionally for the Times Literary Supplement.