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Claire Squires

Professor in Publishing Studies, University of Stirling

Claire Squires joined Stirling in 2009 as Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication. Her publishing career includes editorial and publicity roles at Hodder & Stoughton General Trade Division, 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, and small nations publishing. Her books and publications include Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain (2007), and, with Beth Driscoll, The Frankfurt Book Fair and Bestseller Business (2020) and The Frankfurt Kabuff Critical Edition (2023).

She is also Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH).


  • –present
    Professor in Publishing Studies , University of Stirling