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Regi Claire is a novelist, short fiction writer, poet, creative writing and critical reading tutor.

In 2019 she won the Mslexia/PBS prize for poetry for her poem about the death of her sister: (Un)certainties.

She has also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

The prize ceremony is at 3pm on Sunday 25th October.

Regi has twice been shortlisted for a Saltire Scottish Book of the Year award.


One of her short stories was selected for Best British Short Stories 2013 and her work has been published in Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, Australia and the United States as well as the UK. She was formerly a Royal Literary Fund Lector and Fellow.


Her most recent novel is The Waiting, a dark novel featuring a surprising septuagenarian and her relationship with a messed up student.

Much of the relish this novel provides resides in its author’s gift for language, its rhythms and cadence, its power to evoke, its potential for fresh and striking imagery. Thus, trees reach into the sky to “tear it apart”, or someone’s signature scrawled on a page is “like a burst of flyaway laughter”. … [The Waiting] marks a writer who challenges herself as she does the reader. And she can write.’
Tom Adair, Scotland on Sunday

To find out more about Regi Claire and her work, please visit her website:

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Image of Regi Claire on Members' page: © Dawn Marie Jones, Stoyanov and Jones

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