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Claire Corbett was born in Canada and has worked in film and government policy. Her first novel, When We Have Wings was published in 2011 by Allen & Unwin and shortlisted for the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award and the 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Recent fiction and essays have been published in a range of journals, including Best Australian Stories 2014 and 2015, Griffith Review, Southerly and Overland. Her second novel is Watch Over Me.