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How The Light Gets In by Clare Fisher

How The Light Gets In is the first collection from award winning short story writer and novelist, Clare Fisher. A book of very short stories that explores the spaces between light and dark and how we find our way from one to the other.

From buffering Skype chats and the truth about beards, to fried chicken shops and the things smartphones make you less likely to do when alone in a public place, Fisher paints a complex, funny and moving portrait of contemporary British life.


About the author

Born and made in Tooting, south London, award-winning short story writer Clare Fisher's first novel, All the Good Things, was published by Viking in 2017. She now lives in Leeds, where she writes, works as a bookseller and teaches creative writing. 


Praise for Clare Fisher

Sparky and unsettling.
– The Guardian on All The Good Things

If fiction was a language, Clare Fisher would be one of its native speakers: a writer whose whole response to the world is brilliantly story-shaped.
– Francis Spufford

A moving and compassionate writer.
– The Sunday Times

I have no doubt that we are in the presence of a great talent. Top notch storytelling, and a most deserving winner.
– Courttia Newland, Spread the Word Writer’s Prize 2013 Judge


Paperback ISBN: 978-1910312124

Ebook ISBN: 9781910312131

Publication date: June 2018

Formats: Paperback / eBook