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Contact Information


Visit Clare Allan

ALG08, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Clare Allan lectures on the MA Creative Writing (Novels) and the MA Creative Writing and Publishing.

Her first novel, Poppy Shakespeare was published by Bloomsbury in 2006, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Mind Book of the Year. It was also adapted into a BAFTA winning film. She is an award-winning short story writer and was the inaugural winner of the Orange short story prize in 2002.

She is a regular reviewer of fiction and has been writing a monthly column for The Guardian since 2006. She has written for most British newspapers as well as for the New York Times and has written and presented a number of programmes for BBC Radio 4.


Books (3)

  1. Allan, C. (2012). Poppy Shakespeare. A&C Black. ISBN 978-1-4088-3223-3.
  2. Allan, C. (2008). Poppy Shakespeare. ISBN 978-0-7475-9767-4.
  3. Allan, C. (2007). Poppy Shakespeare Roman. ISBN 978-3-89667-295-7.

Other Activities

Keynote lecture/speech

  1. Designing Fictional Worlds. Design in Mental Health Conference (2014).

Online article

  1. It's My Life: regular column. (2015). The Guardian Monthly column for the Guardian since 2006. The web address is

Radio programmes (4)

  1. Outlook Arts. BBC World Service
  2. On the Borderline. BBC Radio 4 A documentary on the controversial diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, written and presented by Clare Allan
  3. Nightwaves. BBC Radio 3
  4. Four Thought. BBC Radio 4 Liberation Through Lies, a recording of a lecture given by Clare Allan at the RSA

Television programme

  1. Poppy Shakespeare. Channel Four Television adaptation of the novel by Clare Allan