Claire Kohda's debut literary novel Woman, Eating was sold in a 6 way auction in the UK to Little Brown (Virago) and major pre-empt in both the US (Harper Collins) and Germany and will be published in 2022.
Lydia is hungry. She’s always wanted to try Japanese food. But, Lydia can’t eat normal food. Her body doesn’t work like those of other people. The only thing she can digest is blood, and it turns out that sourcing fresh pigs’ blood in London – where she is living away from her vampire mother for the first time – is much more difficult than she’d anticipated.
Claire is a writer and musician from Margate. She writes on books for publications including The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The Observer, The FT, The Economist, specialising in books from and about Japan and Korea. As a violinist, she has played with The English Chamber Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra and Chineke! Orchestra, with musicians including Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, RY X, Pete Tong, Deep Purple, Paul Weller, and on various film soundtracks; she also plays the koto, a traditional Japanese zither.