about me




My official bio reads like this:


Claire Oshetsky is the author of the novels POOR DEER (January 2024) and CHOUETTE (November 2021), which was longlisted for the 2022 Pen/Faulkner award for fiction and won the 2022 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. 


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


A former 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 apocalyptic romp that was named one of the ten best eco-fiction books of 2018 by Brit & Co.


Claire lives with their family in Santa Cruz, 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.