Claire Squires

Job Title: Director of the Centre for International Publishing and Communication
Affiliation:  University of Stirling
Twitter:                  @ClaireSquires



Why I am supporting the Academic Book of the Future Project:

I support the Academic Book of the Future project, because thinking through new modes for scholarly communication – while retaining some of the core values of existing models – is a crucial activity to sustain the furtherance of arts & humanities research. Digital technologies are enabling new possibilities, and also allowing us to interrogate our practices: of research, of dissemination, and of the relationship between academics, students, the wider public, publishers, and research funders. As a publishing studies academic, these interrogations are central to my research and teaching at the Stirling Centre for International Publishing & Communication.


Research Interests:

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.


Recent Publications:


Squires C (2010) Trzenje literature: Ustvarjanje Sodobne Knijizevnosti V Velki Britaniji. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva Zalozba.

Squires C (2007) Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Squires C (2006) Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller: A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials. London: Continuum.



Squires C (2013) Britain from 1914. In: Suarez MF, Woudhuysen HR, Woudhuysen SJ (ed.). The Book: A Global History, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 311-319.

Squires C (2013) Literary Prizes and Awards. In: Harper G (ed.). A Companion to Creative Writing, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 291-304.

Squires C (2013) Happy Birthday! Publishers’ Anniversaries, Celebration, Commemoration, and Commodification. In: Wootten W, Donaldson, G (ed.). Reading Penguin: A Critical Anthology, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 171-188.



Kovac M & Squires C (2014) Scotland and Slovenia, Logos, 25 (4), pp. 7-19.

Squires C & Ray Murray P (2013) The Digital Publishing Communications Circuit, Book 2.0, 3 (1), pp. 3-24.

Squires C (2010) Books without Borders? Readers, Writers and Publishers in the Global Literary Marketplace, De Gulden Passer, 88 (2), pp. 133-152.


Other Information:

Claire is co-Volume Editor for the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond (CUP, in preparation), and is the Associate Editor with responsibility for the Twentieth Century Book in Britain for the Oxford Companion to the Book (OUP, 2010). She has particular interests in contemporary literary publishing, children’s books and publishing, literary prizes, and ghostwriting.


See Claire’s University of Stirling profile

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