Claire Calman is a writer and broadcaster. She has had four novels published (all Transworld/Black Swan):
Love is a Four-Letter Word
Lessons for a Sunday Father
I Like it Like That
Cross my Heart and Hope to Die
Her latest novel is Happiness for Beginners. She has also just written her first children’s book, Oh No! Here Comes my Mum….. under the pseudonym Frankie McNeill.
She has performed her unique brand of pithy comic verse live and on Radio, including for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Loose Ends, and is frequently asked on radio for her take on parenting issues, usually for BBC Radio London and LBC.
Under her other pseudonym Zelda Leon, she writes a regular column for the Jewish Chronicle called ‘Diary of a Semi-Shiksa’.
Claire Calman has a teenage son and lives in London.