Chief Executive, New Writing North
Claire is the founding Chief Executive of literary charity New Writing North where she oversees projects such as the David Cohen Literature Award, Gordon Burn Prize, the Northern Writers’ Awards and Durham Book Festival and a wide programme of participatory work with young people. She works with partners including Penguin Random House, Channel 4, the BBC and Durham and Northumbria Universities. Claire has produced award-winning theatre, commissioned and published books and worked with leading writers on a wide range of commissions. Claire is a board member of BookTrust and the North East Cultural Partnership.