Claire O'Brien

Claire O’Brien is best known as a writer of funny stories for children. Her Cordelia Codd series was published to great acclaim, and she has several titles with Oxford University Press including Absolutely Awful Adults, Pinocchio, Wind in the Willows and A Job for George and Milo.

Claire’s varied day jobs have included nursery and primary school teaching, management in the National Health Service, and communications for a university. She now writes full time from a cottage in Buckinghamshire, where she is working on an historical novel for adults set in eighteenth century France. When not at her desk she gardens, draws, or walks in the Chiltern Hills. Claire has been a practising Nichiren Buddhist for almost thirty years and is an active volunteer with SGI-UK.