Claire Harman





Claire Harman

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Claire Harman began her career in publishing, at Carcanet Press and the poetry magazine PN Review, where she was co-ordinating editor.

Her first book, a biography of the writer Sylvia Townsend Warner, was published in 1989 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for ‘a writer of growing stature’ under the age of 35. She has since published biographies of Fanny Burney and Robert Louis Stevenson and edited works by Stevenson and Warner. She writes short stories for radio and publication and was runner-up for the V.S.Pritchett prize for short fiction in 2008. Her latest book is a mixture of biography and criticism, Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World.

Claire has taught English at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and creative...more


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Jane's Fame: How Jane Auste...
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Fanny Burney: A Biography
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Myself and the Other Fellow...
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Sylvia Townsend Warner: A B...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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Jane's Fame
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Robert Louis Stevenson: A B...
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