Claire Barker lives on a wild and windy fringe of England.
She likes trees, animals, children and wrangling words into submission.
She laughs a lot.
Claire Barker’s stories about Knitbone Pepper, the lovable ghost dog, have been translated into eight different languages. In 2017 they were shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Fiction award and won the Book Factor, an award voted for exclusively by children. In the same year she was nominated by Devon Librarians for the prestigious Ruth Rendell Award, for the author who has done the most to champion literacy.