Claire Malcolm is the founding Chief Executive of New Writing North and created many of our flagship projects such as the Northern Writers’ Awards, Read Regional and the Gordon Burn Prize. As well as leading the company she also works directly on projects with HE partners, commissions new work and is editorial director of the publishing venture Mayfly.
She has an MA in Leadership from City University and is a graduate of Northumbria University and of Newcastle’s Common Purpose programme.
Claire is a trustee of the national reading charity, BookTrust and of the Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear. She is also a board member of the North East Cultural Partnership, which aims to strategically develop culture and heritage in the region.
Claire was shortlisted for Third Sector Director of the Year in 2019 at the Institute of Directors Awards for the Yorkshire and the North East. In 2019, New Writing North won Creative Company of the Year at the North East Business Awards.