Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire and studied literature and drama at the University of Roehampton, before moving to Ireland. She was awarded the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and has received bursaries from the Irish Arts Council and Galway City Council. Her short fiction and essays have been published in the Stinging Fly, the Irish Times, the White Review, Gorse and elsewhere. Her debut book, Pond, was published by The Stinging Fly (Ireland) and Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) in 2015, and was published by Riverhead (US) in 2016.
Pond (The Stinging Fly / Fitzcarraldo, 2015)