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Clare Beams



CLARE BEAMS is the author of the story collection We Show What We Have Learned, which was a Kirkus Best Debut of 2016, as well as a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. With her husband and two daughters, she lives in Pittsburgh, where she teaches creative writing, most recently at Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
 


Genres: Horror
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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The Garden
 
Novels
   The Illness Lesson (2020)
   The Garden (2024)
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Collections
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Clare Beams recommends
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Ghostroots (2024)
'Pemi Aguda
"I loved everything about this book, which heralds a major and extraordinary new voice in fiction. . . . These stories consumed me. I'll be thinking about them for years to come."
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The Divorcees (2024)
Rowan Beaird
"The women of The Divorcees captivated me: drenched in desert light, searching for themselves in every possible mirror. Their relationships to one another, gorgeously rendered, have an intensity fueled by self-discovery-these are connections full of deep understanding, shocking deception, devastating betrayal, and real love. Beaird is a wondrous new talent who has given us an unforgettable, lushly assured novel."
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Annie Bot (2024)
Sierra Greer
"A brilliant and enraging exploration of ownership and love, and the way our creations have of growing far beyond us. Sierra Greer raises questions as current and pressing as our present-day anxieties about AI, and as ageless and enormous as the territory of Mary Shelley, about what constitutes humanity and what we owe to each other. Annie is a glorious creation-- and self-creation-- and I will never forget her, or this sharp and astonishing book."

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Books containing stories by Clare Beams
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (2011)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

Award nominations
2017 Shirley Jackson Award for Single-Author Collection (nominee) : We Show What We Have Learned and Other Stories
2017 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize (nominee) : We Show What We Have Learned and Other Stories


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