Clare Wigfall was born in Greenwich during the summer of 1976. She grew up in Berkeley, and London. Her highly acclaimed debut short story collection, The Loudest Sound and Nothing, was published in 2007 by Faber & Faber. 

The following year, she won the BBC National Short Story Award. She has also received the K Blundell Trust Award, has been longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Bank Short Story Award, and was nominated by William Trevor for an E.M. Forster Award.

She has taught creative writing for over a decade and holds an MA from UEA where she was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize. In 2011, her first children’s picture book Has Anyone Seen My Chihuahua? was published by Walker Books.

Having spent her twenties in Prague and another year in Edinburgh, Clare presently lives in Berlin with her husband and two daughters.