Claire Kohda Hazelton

Claire Kohda Hazelton is a writer and professional violinist from Margate. She writes regularly for The Guardian, The Observer, The Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator. Her essays and book reviews have also appeared in The Financial Times and Asymptote. As a musician, Claire has played with The English Chamber Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra and other ensembles and has also shared stages and recorded with Pete Tong, Bruce Dickinson, Jessie Ware, Deep Purple, To Kill a King and Owen Pallett. Claire’s father is Paul Hazelton, an artist who makes sculptures out of household dust.

Her first book, Women of Venus, will be out with Granta in 2020.