Claire Rudy Foster

Claire Rudy Foster


Claire Rudy Foster is the author of the short story collection I've Never Done This Before. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Claire's writing appears in McSweeney's, The Rumpus, Catapult, and other journals. She has contributed writing on queer issues, relationships, and substance use disorder at NPR, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and teaches writing workshops for people in recovery. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Claire Rudy Foster Articles

I suggest that no story, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is real. (Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash)

Fact And Fiction Are Different Truths

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that there’s no meaningful difference between fiction and the memoir we call nonfiction.