Claire Corbett


Claire Corbett studied film and writing at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and crewed on films, including Jane Campion’s Sweetie and The Piano, before becoming a policy advisor to the Premier in the New South Wales Cabinet Office.

When We Have Wings, a novel about humans engineered to fly, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2011 and is being published in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Russia.

She teaches Popular Fiction at UTS and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Sydney.



Snake in the grass

FictionSelected for Best Australian Stories 2014I BAKE ON the smooth clay of dried creekbed. Soak in light the colour of sandstone. Sun-heavy air. Heat-hushed noon. Stillness, silence, warmth are the things I love. I'm a length of sun-powered muscle,...

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