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Welcome to my website! Please take a look around. You'll find news and information about me and my books, school visits and workshops, as well as writing tips and links to articles I've written. Thank you for visiting and happy reading!

Clare Furniss

LATEST BOOK

How Not To Disappear

Pregnant teenager Hattie and her fiercely independent great-aunt Gloria, who is in the early stages of dementia, set out on a road trip of self-discovery - Gloria to finally confront the secrets of her past before they are erased from her memory forever and Hattie to face the hard choices that will determine her future…

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REVIEWS

“It’s really a very special book that made me cry on both readings.” Fritha Lindqvist – Head of Publicity, Hachette Children’s Books READ MORE >>

FROM THE BLOG

Read Enjoy Debate: Why we need libraries and librarians

POSTED: January 29, 2017

I was lucky enough to be shortlisted for the Read Enjoy Debate (or RED) book awards in Falkirk this year for my first book, The Year of The Rat. It’s always an honour to be on a shortlist and having lived in Scotland for a year I love having a reason t …

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NEWS & EVENTS

Upcoming Event: Oxford Literary Festival Panel, March 25th

POSTED: January 29, 2017

On Saturday 25th March I will be taking part in a very exciting panel at the Oxford Literary festival, chaired by Anna James. The brilliant Juno Dawson and Costa-shortlisted Patrice Lawrence will also be on the panel – I can’t wait! You can find out mo …

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My week: How Not To Disappear makes the YA Book Prize shortlist!