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Clare Morrall

UK flag (b.1952)

Clare Morrall shot to fame when her first novel, ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2003. Published by the tiny, Birmingham based publisher, Tindal Street Press, after enduring years of rejections by publishers and agents for previous novels, Clare's story was a publishing fairytale come true. ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR has sold over 100,000 copies since first publication in February 2003 and foreign rights have been sold in nine countries including Germany, US and Italy. Born in Devon, Clare works as a music teacher and lives in Birmingham. She has two grownup daughters.

Genres: Literary Fiction
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2003) : Astonishing Splashes of Colour

Clare Morrall recommends
The Poet's Wife (2010)
Judith Allnatt
"A fascinating, compelling book about the wife of John Clare, and the bewildering effects of her husband's madness."
Pigeon English (2011)
Stephen Kelman
"A powerful and impressive novel... Utterly convincing and deeply moving."
Trio (2016)
Sue Gee
"rio is a gentle, elegiac meditation on grief, carved into the bleak, rugged moorland of Northumberland...A book to be read carefully and savoured."

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