Claire Mulligan


B.A. (UBC), M.F.A. (UVic)

Office: FIA 226


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Screen, novels, short fiction.


Claire Mulligan's first novel The Reckoning of Boston is set in 1863 during the tumultuous building of the Cariboo Wagon Road. It was long-listed for the 2007 Giller Prize as well as short-listed for the 2007 Ethel Wilson Award. Her second novel The Dark retells the true story of the Fox sisters and the rise of Spiritualism in the 19th century and was short-listed for the 2013 Canadian Author's Award. Her short fiction has appeared in twelve publications in all including The Antigonish Review, Grain, The Tulane Review, and Canadian Author. Her short fiction awards include a nomination for the Journey Prize as well as first prize in The Shenango River Books Chapbook Competition, The Tulane Review Short Fiction Contest, The National Literary X Writes Competition, and a first prize at The BC Festival of the Arts.

Prior to pursing writing she lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Whistler, Central America, and the Queen Charlotte Islands. She has lately developed a passion for long-form TV, and so is currently pursuing a Masters in Screen. She lives in Saanich with her three children.



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