Clare Fisher

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Leeds, United Kingdom

I'm a published novelist and short story writer and am available for ghostwriting projects.

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Overview

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I'm a published novelist and award-winning short story writer. My debut novel All the Good Things was published by Viking, Penguin in 2017 to critical acclaim; in June 2018 Influx Press will publish my collection of experimental short fiction, How the Light Gets In. I'm an experienced creative writing tutor and manuscript consultant across commercial, young adult and literary fiction and life writing projects. I'm available for ghostwriting projects.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Anthologies
Literature
Short Story
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • MA in Creative and Life Writing (Distinction) from Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • BA in History (2:1) University of Oxford

Awards

  • London Short Story Prize - winner (2013)
  • Cinnamon Press Short Story Prize - winner (2013)
  • SHINE Emerging Artist Bursary (Arts Council England) Leeds Light Night 2014
  • UK Young Artists Festival Writer in Residence 2014
  • Simon Pointer Prize for Academic Achievement (Exeter College, Oxford, 2008)

Work experience

Guest Lecturer

Leeds Trinity University
February, 2018 – February, 2018 (less than a minute)

I gave a guest lecture to current Creative Writing MA students about my experiences of writing and publishing a novel.

Guest Lecturer in Creative Writing

University of Leeds
November, 2017 – November, 2017 (less than a minute)

I gave a one-off guest lecture on writing and publishing for Undergraduate and Postgraduate English Literature and Creative Writing students.

Guest Lecturer

University of Salford
November, 2017 – November, 2017 (less than a minute)

I gave a guest lecture about my first novel for current Creative Writing undergraduates, who had studied it as part of their module.

Creative Labs Biological Sciences Edition - Creative Partner

Leeds University Cultural Institute
October, 2017 – January, 2018 (3 months)

I was chosen as one of five artists to collaborate with biological scientists at Leeds University and receive a £1000 bursary. My partner and I are now working to secure funding for a larger project.

Creative Writing Tutor

The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
August, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

I run occasional full-day creative writing workshops at The Hepworth, Wakefield. These range from courses inspired by current exhibitions to workshops on how to write and plan a novel, and putting together a short fiction collection.

Creative Writing Course Leader

The Bowery Arts, Leeds
May, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

I design and deliver a rolling six week creative writing course for adults at The Bowery Arts, ‘The Writing Workout.’ It develops students’ understanding of the key elements of writing craft through a s analysis, interactive creative exercises and the critical workshopping of each others’ work.

Manuscript Consultant and Creative Writing Mentor (freelance)

Cornerstones
December, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

I provide in-depth editorial reports and one-to-one mentoring for writers of literary, commercial, Young Adult and historical novels, memoir and short fiction. I have worked with writers of all abilities, from those who are starting out to those who have already completed MAs in Creative Writing but want to further develop their craft.

Short Story Award Reader

Spread the Word
April, 2014 – October, 2014 (6 months)

I gave detailed critical editorial feedback to the winners of a Spread the Word/Ideas Tap short story competition.

Novelist and Short Story Writer

Self-Employed
January, 2013 – Present (almost 6 years)

I've been practising as a fiction writer since completing my MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2011. After winning several short story competitions, receiving an Arts Council England bursary to make a live art installation at Leeds Light Night in 2014 and receiving an offer of publication for the ensuing short story collection, How the Light Gets In, from Influx Press, I secured an offer of publication for my debut novel, All the Good Things, from Viking, Penguin UK in 2016. As a result, the publication of my story collection was pushed back to June 2018.

All the Good Things was published in hardback in June 2017 and was described as "A sparky and unsettling debut" by The Guardian. It received widespread critical acclaim and has been praised by Francis Spufford, Joanna Harris, Kit de Waal and others. Editions are also out or forthcoming in Holland, Italy, Israel, Poland and the USA.

I am now working on my second novel, teaching creative writing in a variety of settings and working as a freelance developmental editor, writing mentor and manuscript consultant.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

All the Good Things

Clare Fisher

How The Light Gets In

Clare Sita Fisher

Edgeways

Bidisha, Nick Black, Clare Sita Fisher, Tania Hershman, Toby Litt, KJ Orr, Deirdre Shanahan, Saradha Soobrayen

A collection of the best short stories from the Spread the Word Prize 2013. Inspired by the theme of 'ritual', Edgeways contains new fiction from Bidisha, Toby Litt, Tania Hershman, Clare Sita Fisher, K J Orr, Saradha Soobrayen, Nick Black and Deirdre Shanahan. The collection is edited by Courttia Newland.The stories collected in Edgeways are wide in their scope, told in a range of distinct an... read more

A collection of the best short stories from the Spread the Word Prize 2013. Inspired by the theme of 'ritual', Edgeways contains new fiction from Bidisha, Toby Litt, Tania Hershman, Clare Sita Fisher, K J Orr, Saradha Soobrayen, Nick Black and Deirdre Shanahan. The collection is edited by Courttia Newland.The stories collected in Edgeways are wide in their scope, told in a range of distinct an... read more

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Damon King

Live on a grand scale. Make deathless art. Scream paint. Sculpt ice. Let it melt and become a dynasty. Tarry with prophets and dreamers. Find joy in danger zones. Quit the stage of history. Tread the boards instead. Take a safari. Take a boat ride to the south of France. Work in the music biz, a chicken shack or cliff-top cafe. Fall in love, then out of love. Complete the jigsaw puzzle in a ti... read more

Live on a grand scale. Make deathless art. Scream paint. Sculpt ice. Let it melt and become a dynasty. Tarry with prophets and dreamers. Find joy in danger zones. Quit the stage of history. Tread the boards instead. Take a safari. Take a boat ride to the south of France. Work in the music biz, a chicken shack or cliff-top cafe. Fall in love, then out of love. Complete the jigsaw puzzle in a ti... read more

Fugue: A Collection of Contemporary Short Stories

Charles Yu, Gary Budgen, Tracy Fells, Róisín O'Donnell

All the Good Things

Clare Fisher

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Angus McKinnon

Clare did an amazing job on a very tricky chapter. She took my outline and ran with it, and no easy task either! I had a great experience and will be contacting Clare again when next I've a chapter that needs her magic!

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Angus McKinnon, August 2018

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