Claire Fuller originally trained as sculptor. Her debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days was published when she was forty-eight, and was the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize. It’s the story of Peggy Hillcoat who is taken by her father to a remote European forest where he tells her the rest of the world has disappeared. Peggy isn’t seen again for nine years.
Claire, meanwhile, lives in an ordinary house in Winchester with her
husband, and occasionally her adult children. She recently had an article published in The Guardian about having a debut novel published when over forty.