86: Claire North Interview

The Fantasy Inn Podcast

Jul 6 2021 • 57 mins

Travis Interviews author Claire North about Notes from the Burning Age, a standalone climate thriller from Orbit Books. From one of the most imaginative writers of her generation comes an extraordinary vision of the future, which puts dystopian fiction in a new light.

Claire and Travis discuss using your phone for self-defense, writing nonlinear emotional character arcs, and how we can each live a little more sustainably in our daily lives.

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About Claire North:

Claire North is a pseudonym for the author Catherine Webb. Her first book under the Claire North name was the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen lives of Harry August, which is currently being adapted as movie by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and will be directed by ‘Maze Runner’ director Wes Ball.

North has since published several critically acclaimed novels and won the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Award, and has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the Locus Award and the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Her novels have sold over 750,000 copies in the English language and have been sold in translation in over 20 territories.

Find Claire North on Twitter or at her website, clairenorth.com.

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