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Claire in 2021

Award-Winning Speculative Fiction and Non-Fiction Author.

Claire Fitzpatrick is an award-winning author of speculative fiction and non-fiction, specialising in body horror. Her anthology ‘The Body Horror Book,’ which she co-wrote and edited, won the 2017 Rocky Wood Award for Non-Fiction and Criticism. Her debut collection ‘Metamorphosis’ was released by IFWG Publishing Australia in 2019 to positive acclaim.

Claire is the 2021 recipient of the Horror Writer’s Association’s Rocky Wood Memorial scholarship fund for her upcoming collaborative non-fiction anthology ‘A Vindication Of Monsters – essays on Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft’. (Expected publication date 2023-24 IFWG Publishing). She’s also twice been a judge for the Robert N Stephenson Flash Fiction & Short Story Competition, Australia’s leading unpublished horror fiction competition.

As an editor, she operates Edit Without Mercy, offering proof-reading, copy-editing, content editing, academic editing, and book formatting services.

She is also the Creative Producer of Haus Of Beaver Productions and performs serious performance art under her own name and comedy as Consuela Beaverhausen. Both her 2021 and 2022 Anywhere Festival shows were received with praise.

Claire is currently working on her dark fantasy novel, tentatively titled ‘State Of Nature‘. It’s taken her four years to finish a second draft. She’ll get there. One day.

Claire lives somewhere in Queensland, Australia, with her Lovecraft-obsessed gardener and hot-sauce-making husband, their cat Cthulhu, and their eldritch offspring. Please buy her a coffee or support her on flattr to fuel her dependence on caffeine.

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