about me




My official bio reads like this:


Claire Oshetsky is the author of CHOUETTE, which was longlisted for the 2022 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won the 2022 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Their next novel, POOR DEER, is forthcoming in January 2024.


Claire's short fiction has been featured in Alaska Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry, North American Review, and many others.


Formerly a science journalist, Claire has written for Wired, Technology Review, the New York Times, and other periodicals. Claire is four-time recipient of the "Article of the Year" award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.


Claire also wrote THE BOOK OF DOG BY LARK BENOBI, an apocolyptic romp that was named "one of the ten best eco-fiction books of 2018" by Brit & Co.


Claire lives with their family in Boulder Creek, California. 

Online you can find me on Goodreads, where I review contemporary fiction enthusiastically (or sometimes cantankerously) while in the guise of my fashion-conscious alter-ego, 'lark benobi,' here.


For press inquiries contact:
Cordelia Calvert
Director, Publicity, Ecco


Or, you can send a note to me directly, here.