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Claire Fuller

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Claire Fuller trained as a sculptor before working in marketing for many years. In 2013 she completed an MA in Creative Writing, and wrote her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days. It was published in the UK by Penguin, in the US by Tin House, in Canada by House of Anansi and bought for translation in 15 other countries. Our Endless Numbered Days won the 2015 Desmond Elliott prize.

Claire's second novel, Swimming Lessons was published in 2017. It was shortlisted for the Encore Prize, selected as a Book of the Month book in the US.

Claire's critically acclaimed third novel, Bitter Orange, was published in 2018, and was long listed for the International Dublin Literary Award.

Her third novel, Unsettled Ground, has been longlisted for the Wo
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Claire Fuller Hello! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! The next book I'm writing isn't a sequel - I think I need to let the events in Our Endless Numbered Days stew fo…moreHello! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! The next book I'm writing isn't a sequel - I think I need to let the events in Our Endless Numbered Days stew for a while. But I wouldn't rule a sequel out in the future, just no plans for it yet.
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Unsettled Ground was published in the US just over a week ago, and I’m about halfway through my US online book tour. If you’re interested in joining me in Vermont, Illinois, Washington, or Michigan, all from the comfort of your own home, click here to see the rest of my dates.

Aside from these events, I have been busy being interviewed, responding to questions and writing original essays. Here

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“Writing does not exist unless there is someone to read it, and each reader will take something different from a novel, from a chapter, from a line.”
Claire Fuller, Swimming Lessons

“Dates only make us aware of how numbered our days are, how much closer to death we are for each one we cross off. From now on, Punzel, we're going to live by the sun and the seasons.' He picked me up and spun me around, laughing.'Our days will be endless.”
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“My father was fond of saying 'If you own too many possessions sooner or later they start owning you.”
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hayden hi, Claire! thanks for accepting my friend request! you're cool!


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