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Claire Calman

Claire Calman has had five novels published, with her most recent being Growing Up for Beginners (published June 2020). Her next novel, A Second-Hand Husband, comes out in June 2021.


Her previous novels are:


Love is a Four-Letter Word

Lessons for a Sunday Father

I Like it Like That

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die


She also writes short stories and poetry, and has performed her unique brand of pithy comic verse about sex, health and breast cancer live and on Radio, including for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Claire is sometimes asked on radio for her take on parenting issues, most often for BBC Radio London and LBC.


Claire is a columnist, having written a weekly column about the pandemic, called ‘The C-Word,’ for the Jewish Chronicle, as well as an occasional column, ‘Diary of a Semi-Shiksa’ – about being half-Jewish – under a pseudonym, Zelda Leon.

She has a teenage son and lives in London.



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