Her first novel, WHEN WE HAVE WINGS, was published in 2011 by Allen & Unwin and shortlisted for the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award and the 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Recent fiction and essays have been published in a range of journals, including Best Australian Stories 2014 & 2015, Griffith Review,Southerly and Overland. She has written on defence and strategy for The Diplomat, The Strategist and The Monthly. Her second novel, WATCH OVER ME, will be published by Allen & Unwin in May 2017.
While at Bundanon, Claire will be working on her third novel, ULTRAMARINE, about oceans, warships and sea people.