Clare Morrall

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Clare Morrall (born 1952) is an English novelist. Born in Exeter, she has lived mainly in Birmingham, where she worked for many years as a music teacher. She achieved sudden success with her first published novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, which reached the shortlist for the 2003 Booker Prize. Her second novel, Natural Flights of the Human Mind, was published in 2006. The Language of Others followed in 2008, and The Man Who Disappeared in 2010. The Roundabout Man was published in 2011. Her work has been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Croatian, Russian, Dutch and Greek. Both books have been published in Canada and US. She still works as a music teacher as well as writing. She is a Jehovah's Witness.


  • Astonishing Splashes of Colour (2003)
  • Natural Flights of the Human Mind (2006, Sceptre)
  • The Language of Others (2008, Sceptre)
  • The Man Who Disappeared (2010, Sceptre)
  • The Roundabout Man (2012, Sceptre)
  • After the Bombing (2014, Sceptre)
  • When the Floods Came (2016, Sceptre)

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