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CLARE DOWLING

Clare is a novelist and screenwriter living in Dublin. She started out as an actress, performing in many major theatres in Dublin. Frustrated by the lack of good roles for young women, she co-founded women’s theatre company Glasshouse Productions in the early nineties with three friends, and began writing plays. Her first play, Burns Both Ends, was about two young working class women who decide to go against society and family expectation of them and open their own business. She wrote six stage plays which were produced in Dublin, including Small City which was performed at the Peacock in 1995. She has also written two award-winning short films, short stories, children’s fiction, monologues for teens, and articles for newspapers and magazines. Along with writing novels, she is also a television scriptwriter. She lives in Dublin with her family.