About Clare

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Clare Fletcher was born and raised in St George, in regional Queensland, and studied journalism and business at QUT in Brisbane. After graduating she moved to Sydney for an internship at the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, and has been there ever since, with the exception of a couple of years spent freelancing and falling in love in New York. 

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Clare’s debut novel Five Bush Weddings was published by Penguin Random House on August 2, 2022. She also works on communications for the Walkley Foundation. In 2019 she completed the Year of the Novel Course at Writing NSW with Emily Maguire. In 2022, her short story “Silent Night” was highly commended for the Best Australian Yarn and “Little Fish” won second prize in the Roly Sussex Short Story Competition. In 2021, her short story “Death’s Waiting Room” won the Body In The Library category at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Clare lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.

Clare is represented by Clare Forster at Curtis Brown.

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