Claire Askew

Claire Askew’s debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe 
Books in 2016. She has been twice shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and has won the Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize and the International Salt Prize for Poetry. Claire is also a novelist: her debut novel-in-progress, Three Rivers, won the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and is represented by Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Associates. Claire holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Women’s Poetry from the University of Edinburgh, and works as the Scottish Book Trust Reading Champion at Craigmillar Library in Edinburgh. 


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