Claire Varley is a writer and consultant in the community and not-for-profit sector.

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She is the author of two novels: The Book of Ordinary People (2018) and The Bit In Between (2015), both published by Pan Macmillan. Her novels are represented by Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary.

Her fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in many places, including Going Down Swinging, Overland, The Big Issue, Kill Your Darlings and a number of collections.

Claire provides a range of consulting services to the community and not-for-profit sector. She has worked in the gender equity and prevention of violence against women sectors, and has coordinated community development projects in Australia and overseas, including remote Solomon Islands and with refugee and asylum seekers in Melbourne’s outer north.