Claire Adam

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Claire Adam
Occupation writer
Known for her first novel made a list of the 100 most influential novels

Claire Adam is an author whose first novel Golden Child triggered critical acclaim.[1][2][3]

On November 5, 2019, the BBC News listed Golden Child on its list of the 100 most influential novels.[2]

The novel earned Adam the Desmond Elliot Prize and the McKitterick Prize.[4]


  1. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (2019-01-03). "Golden Child by Claire Adam review – which son would you choose?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-11-10. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "100 'most inspiring' novels revealed by BBC Arts". BBC News. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2019-11-10. "The reveal kickstarts the BBC's year-long celebration of literature." 
  3. Debbie Jacob (2019-10-21). "Honest, raw look at Trinidad". Newsday Trinidad and Tobago. Retrieved 2019-11-10. "Then I discovered the Trinidadian novel that will haunt me forever. Golden Child, by Claire Adam, is the novel I have been waiting to read since Miguel Street. I certainly don’t wish to discount all the great novels that define TT, but what makes this novel special and different is that it is truly an international novel that just happens to be set in Trinidad." 
  4. {{cite news | url = | title = Kathryn Hind wins £10,000 Betty Trask Prize at SoA Awards | work = [[The Bookseller] | author = Ruth Comerford | date = 2020-06-18 | archiveurl = | archivedate = | accessdate = 2020-06-16 | url-status = live | quote = The full list of winners sees Trinidadian debut author and Desmond Elliot Prize winner Claire Adam receive the £4,000 McKitterick prize for Golden Child (Faber), with Taffy Brodesser-Akner awarded the runner-up prize of £1,250 for Fleishman is in Trouble (Wildfire). }}