Clare Morrall shot to fame when her first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2003. Published by the tiny Birmingham based publisher, Tindal Street Press, after enduring years of rejections by publishers and agents for previous novels, Clare’s story was a publishing fairytale come true. Astonishing Splashes of Colour has sold over 100,000 copies since first publication and foreign rights have been sold in eleven countries including Germany, US and Italy. Her fourth novel, The Man who Disappeared, was selected for the TV Book Club’s Summer Reads 2010. Her eighth novel, The Last of the Greenwoods, was published early in 2018. All of Clare’s books are published by Sceptre.
Born in Devon, Clare works as a music teacher and lives in Birmingham. She has two grown-up daughters.
Publications by Clare Morrall
The Last of the Greenwoods (Sceptre, Fiction)
The Roundabout Man (Sceptre, Fiction)
When The Floods Came (Sceptre, Fiction)
After the Bombing (Sceptre, Fiction)
Astonishing Splashes of Colour (Tindal Street, Fiction)
Natural Flights of the Human Mind (Sceptre, Fiction)
The Language of Others (Sceptre, Fiction)
The Man Who Disappeared (Sceptre, Fiction)