New from Simon & Schuster

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
Rocks by Joe Perry
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As You Wish by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden

Claire R. McDougall

Claire R. McDougall, a native of Scotland, graduated from Oxford University and lives now in Aspen, Colorado, with her family. After an early start as a newspaper columnist, her career in creative writing moved through the genres of poetry and short stories to settle on Scottish novels.
Become a Fan

Books by this Author

Read more about this book

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Claire R. McDougall
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Everything at this moment is exactly as it should be

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. On bad days, my greatest fear is of expiring into insignificance. On good days, I fear being disconnected to the elan vital

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I sort of regret going to university at eighteen and not really having any bearings. In a sense my eight years of education was wasted on me. Still, all roads lead to where I stand.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On a beach watching waves turn over into foam, listening to them break on the shore

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire Barack Obama - I used to think that politician and integrity didn't belong in the same sentence.  In the same vein, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, because he faces a Bannockburn of resistance from the English government over Scottish Independence and he does so with grace and good humour. Oprah Winfrey because she gives us a good model for women coming into their power, doing good with what she has earned and seeing herself within the spectrum of history.

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!