Born 1976 in London/Great Britain.
Clare Wigfall received her bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Manchester, Great Britain in 1998 and holds an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Norwich/Great Britain, for which she was awarded the Curtis Brown Award in 2000.
Her debut short story collection THE LOUDEST SOUND AND NOTHING (Faber & Faber) was published in 2007 to critical acclaim. The following year she won the BBC National Short Story Award and was later nominated by William Trevor for an E.M. Forster Award. She was also the 2010 recipient of the K. Blundell Trust Grant for her raising of social consciousness through her writing. She has published in Prospect, The Dublin Review, New Writing 10, and A Public Space, and has written for BBC Radio and NPR Berlin.
Clare Wigfall has taught writing workshops throughout Europe and works as a book critic for the Observer. She is currently under commission by Faber & Faber to write a new collection of stories and a novel set in colonial-era British Malaya, which will be loosely based on the experiences of her grandmother and great grandmother.