clare o'brien, writer
Originally a Londoner, I've worked as a schoolteacher, an arts journalist, PR to a Scottish politician and PA to an American rock star. I now live and write by a sea-loch in Scotland, which suits me much better.
With my first poetry pamphlet just out (see below!) I'm now concentrating on finishing a full collection, called Huginn & Muninn after Odin's ravens. I'm also working on my first novel, working title Light Switch.
My work has most often been described as speculative, neo-noir or modern gothic, but my main interest is the natural world and the creatures, real and imagined, which wander through it.
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NEW: WHO AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DRIVING?
A pamphlet of thirteen ekphrastic poems in response to the music of David Bowie
Cover illustration Ruairdhri Wright
Read novelist Giles Kristian's jacket copy HERE
Read poet Nigel Kent's review HERE
Download the press release HERE
Order on Amazon or contact me to order a signed copy
Interviews, press coverage and more about the background to the book HERE !!!