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    Claire Battershill was born in Dawson Creek, but lives in London where she lectures at University of Reading. Circus is her debut collection of stories, including selections that have won a CBC Literary Award (2008), shared a Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award (2013) and been shortlisted for the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award (2013). She was a Junior Fellow and apprentice printer at Massey College, and, in 2008, she was a research assistant for Margaret Atwood’s Massey Lectures, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth.

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