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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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“A striking and assured first novel.” Linda Newbery, Armadillo READ MORE >>

FROM THE BLOG

How Not To Disappear makes the YA Book Prize shortlist!

POSTED: April 13, 2017

I’m absolutely thrilled that How Not To Disappear is on the 2017 YA Book Prize shortlist! You can read more about the ten books on the shortlist here. It’s such a diverse and exciting shortlist and really shows how strong YA is in the UK and Ireland ri …

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NEWS & EVENTS

Hay Festival Panel with Patrice Lawrence, Alex Wheatle and Sara Barnard

POSTED: April 13, 2017

I’ll be taking part in a panel event at the Hay Festival on 1st June with the brilliant Patrice Lawrence, Alex Wheatle and Sara Barnard whose books have all also been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. The event will be chaired by Jenny Valentine. I’m …

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At Oxford Lit Fest with Anna James, Patrice Lawrence and Juno Dawson