Claire-Louise Bennett

Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in an working class family in England and lives in Galway, Ireland. After studying literature and drama, her debut book Pond was published in 2015. Claire-Louise Bennett writes about the class journey that the books have made possible. But also about the loneliness that awaits there. It's about identity, about the price of remaking oneself, about unclear or dissolved boundaries. Claire-Louise Bennett describes how things and people kind of wander right into her. Sometimes in the form of abuse. She writes about the diffuse inner darkness, which is so faint that it could be devoured by Sylvia Plath's or Virginia Woolf's inky self-murderer blackness. So she avoids reading them to avoid the risk of obliteration.

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