Claire Thomas is a Melbourne writer. Her writing has been published in The Age, Australian Book Review, Meanjin, Island and Overland. Her acclaimed first novel was Fugitive Blue, which won the Dobbie Award for Women Writers, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. 

She has received scholarships and awards including an Australia Council for the Arts New Work grant, the Dobbie Award for Women Writers, and the Felix Meyer Prize. Claire holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne where she teaches literary studies and creative writing. She has three young children and works from a tiny shared studio at Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent.


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