Clare Mulley is an award-winning biographer, and regular contributor to historical journals, TV and radio.
Her first book, The Woman Who Saved the Children (2009), won the Daily Mail Biographers’ Club prize, and was praised by then PM Gordon Brown as ‘a truly brilliant book’. The Spy Who Loved (2012) looks at the remarkable life and achievements of Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, Britain’s first female special agent of the Second World War. Now optioned by Universal Studios, the book led to Clare receiving Poland’s national honour, the Bene Merito. Clare’s third book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler, a joint biography of two extraordinary women at the heart of the Third Reich, will be published in late June 2017.
Clare has contributed to TV programmes for Channel 5 and The History Channel, plus interviews for the BBC, BBC World and ITV news. Radio includes BBC Radio 4‘s ‘Women’s Hour’, ‘Great Lives’ and the ‘Today Programme’. Clare has also given talks at most of the major British literary and history festivals, as well as at the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, Special Forces Club and British Library. This autumn she will repeat her lecture tour on the female SOE agents of the Second World War in London, Paris and Valençay for Historical Trips.
Clare reviews for The Spectator and History Today, and contributes to the Telegraph. She is the chair of the judges for the Historical Writers Association 2017 non-fiction prize.
Clare has previously worked for Save the Children and Sight Savers International. She is a member of English Pen, the Biographers’ Club, Historical Writers Association and Writers Against Racism. She lives in Essex with her husband, the artist Ian Wolter, their three daughters and lurcher.