Claire and Stephanie Calman

LitFest

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Claire Calman is a writer and broadcaster, whose funny yet poignant novels explore love, loss and the struggle to be happy. Her fifth novel Growing Up For Beginners is published in June. With her sister, Stephanie Calman, they discuss how fiction and non-fiction treat the similar themes from their shared backgrounds. Stephanie writes TV sitcoms, has
written six previous books and is the founder of the Bad Mothers’ Club website. Her new book Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years was published in paperback in January.

Claire Berliner is a literature curator, writer and editor. She is Events and Programme Manager at the London Library, having previously been the Literature Programmer at JW3 and a Centre Director at Arvon’s creative writing house in Devon.