Claire Cameron
Impressively executed.... The contrasting and similar reactions to motherhood are emblematic of the book’s greatest strength - its ability to collapse time and space to draw together seemingly dissimilar species: ancestors and successors, writer and reader.
— Publishers Weekly

Where do we come from? How did we get here? What does it mean to be human? These questions breathe life into The Last Neanderthal, an enthralling story of two women separated by millennia but linked by an epic journey that transforms the evolution of the human race.

Claire Cameron grew up in Toronto and studied at Queen's University. She led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, teaching mountaineering, climbing and white-water rafting in Oregon. She lived in San Francisco and London, UK, until moving back to Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, National Post and The Millions. Her first novel, The Line Painter, won the Northern Lit Award from the Ontario Library Service and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for best first novel. Her second novel, The Bear, was a #1 national bestseller and was long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

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Works by Claire Cameron