Professor Claire Squires
Prof Claire Squires is Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.
Claire Squires is Professor of Publishing Studies and Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling. The Centre was established in 1982, and has since developed a global reputation for its postgraduate degrees in publishing, its research activities, and its industry links. Focusing on book, magazine, journal and digital publishing, the Centre trains the publishers of the future, provides opportunities for those currently working in the industry to reflect on their professional practice, and through its research, critically analyses the past, present and future of the publishing.
Claire joined Stirling in 2009, having previously worked at Oxford Brookes University. Her publishing career includes editorial and publicity roles at Hodder & Stoughton, and freelance and consultancy work for a variety of trade and academic publishers. Claire's research interests focus on the history of the book and publishing studies in the 20th and 21st centuries, both in the UK and globally. She has particular interests in contemporary literary publishing, children's books and publishing, digital publishing, literary prizes and book festivals. Claire is Director for Publications and Awards for SHARP (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing), and has been a judge for the Saltire Society Literary Awards. She is currently a judge for the Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award.
Claire’s publications include Marketing Literature: the Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain and Philip Pullman: Master Storyteller, and she is co-Volume editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. She is a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2015.
More information is available via the Stirling Centre for International Publishing & Communication website, her university profile, and her own website. She tweets from @stirpublishing and @clairesquires.