Claire Coughlan has an MA and MFA in Creative Writing from UCD and currently teaches Creative Writing at third level in UCD.
She has worked as a writer and journalist for over ten years, most recently as a review and feature writer for the Books pages of the Sunday Independent. In the past, Claire has contributed to various publications and websites, including Novelicious.com, The Herald, The Sunday Tribune and Irish Tatler, and was formerly Deputy Editor of Woman’s Way magazine.
Claire has written several personal memoir pieces for Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio, one of which was published in the Sunday Miscellany 2008-2011 anthology, edited by Clíodhna Ní Anluain.
She was the recipient of an Arts Bursary in Literature from Dublin City Council in 2009 and enjoys reading across a broad range of genres, including Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult and Crime Fiction.