Claire North is the pen name for the Carnegie-nominated Catherine Webb, who also writes under the name Kate Griffin. Her latest book is the Pursuit of William Abbey. Catherine currently works as a live music lighting designer, teaches women’s self-defense, and is a fan of big cities, long walks, Thai food and graffiti-spotting. She lives in London.
News from Claire North
Getting There Perhaps
Today I got my second jab, and am very full of feelings. I didn’t talk about the first jab when I got it, because I felt embarrassed that I was being jabbed only a […]
The Entire Backlist Ever – Summed Up!
Who is this list for: everyone who’s read one of my books as either Catherine Webb, Kate Griffin or Claire North and been a bit like “huh, I wonder if she’s written anything else oh […]
Why I’m Standing As A Green. Again.
On May 6th swathes of the UK go to the polls to vote in regional, Assembly and local by-elections, and once again I’m standing for the Greens in the ward in which I live and […]
The Voyage of the Basset
Sometimes it is nice to have fun nice fluffy nice things. By extraordinary coincidence, here for you is a fun nice fluffy short story thing. A bit of background. In 2014 I was approached […]
Mulling in March 2021
On Wednesday, I celebrated – is celebrated the word? – a year in lockdown. On March 17th 2020 I sat on the opposite end of a park bench from Mum, ate a burrito wrapped and […]
In Praise of… OutsideXbox and OutsideXtra
My relationship with geekdom is complicated. On the one hand, I’m absolutely a geek. But there are geeks, and then there are geeks who have honed their geekiness to a razored point and invested […]