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Claire Askew

Claire Askew is a poet, novelist and the current Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh. Her debut novel in progress was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Bridport) Novel Award. Claire holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and has won a variety of accolades for her work, including the Jessie Kesson Fellowship and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Her debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016 and shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and a Saltire First Book Award. In 2016 Claire was selected as a Scottish Book Trust Reading Champion, and she works as the Scotland tutor for women's writing initiatives Write Like A Grrrl! and #GrrrlCon.

Genres: Mystery
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   1. All the Hidden Truths (2018)
   2. What You Pay For (2019)
   3. Cover Your Tracks (2020)
   4. A Matter of Time (2022)
   5. The Dead Don't Speak (2023)
   How to burn a woman (poems) (2021)
Non fiction show
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2019) : All the Hidden Truths
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2020) : What You Pay For

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