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Claire Adam

Claire Adam photoClaire Adam’s novel “Golden Child” won the 2019 Desmond Elliott Prize. She took an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, where an extract from her novel-in-progress was shortlisted for the 2012 Pat Kavanagh Award. Her story, “Portrait of a Girl” won third place in the Segora Short Story Competition (SSC) 2014, judged by Michèle Roberts; “I told him my name was Megan” was long-listed in the Frome SSC 2014. She grew up in Port of Spain, Trinidad – with summer visits to Ireland, where her mother’s family is from. She took an undergraduate degree in the US (Physics at Brown), then spent a few years in Italy and Ireland before coming to London., where she has lived for 15 years.