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Official bio

Ruth Clare is the award-winning author of the acclaimed memoir, Enemy (Penguin, 2016) . She is also a TEDx and keynote speaker, copywriter and teacher. Her work has appeared in publications such as Meanjin, Elle, The Good Weekend and Better Reading.

Before becoming a copywriter, Ruth did a degree in biochemistry. She put this education to very poor use by becoming an actor, appearing in Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Stiff, as well as in many short films and commercials. You can see her old acting showreel here.

In recent years, Ruth has shared her passion for writing and storytelling at numerous events including the Brisbane Writer’s Festival, Emerging Writer’s Festival, Northcote High’s Literary Talk Fest, and many more. She also teaches the craft of writing to people of all ages.

You can hear Ruth talking about the themes of her book on  Richard Fidler's Conversations  or  ABC 612 or on 774AM on Life Matters among many other publications and radio interviews.

Ruth is also a passionate advocate for the rights of children, and a speaker on mental health, wellbeing, domestic violence and the impact of war on veterans and their families. She has delivered two TEDx talks and keynote addresses for a wide variety of audiences. She also delivered a Grand Round Seminar for the Royal Children's Hospital and has spoken at many events for local councils, libraries and schools across Melbourne.

Ruth lives in Melbourne's inner north with her family.