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Claire Tomalin


Biographer Claire Tomalin was born in London in 1933 and worked in publishing and journalism for many years. She was literary editor first of the New Statesman and then the Sunday Times, before devoting herself to writing full time. She is the author of eight highly acclaimed biographies including Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man (shortlisted for the British Book Awards Biography of the Year); The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography, the NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction, and the Hawthornden Prize); Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self (2002 Whitbread Book of the Year and winner of the Samuel Pepys Award); and Charles Dickens: A Life. She lives in England with her husband, Michael Frayn.

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