My name is Clare O’Dea and I am the author of the non-fiction book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths (second edition published in 2018 by Bergli Books). My second book, The Naked Irish: Portrait of a Nation Beyond the Clichés, will be published by Mentor Books in September.

© Elaine Pringle Photography

Originally from Dublin, I have lived in Switzerland for the past sixteen years, on the invisible line where the French- and German-speaking cultures meet. I spent nine years as a journalist  / online editor at the international news service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, www.swissinfo.ch, covering Swiss politics, culture and business news.

If you would like to read a sample of my fiction, try The Favour, a short story that was published in The Irish Times and nominated for the 2017 Hennessy New Irish Writing awards.

A good way to keep up-to-date with writing news and events is to follow my author Facebook page .

I am available for writing and communications work (see contact page). You will find me on Twitter @clareodeaz. Thanks for stopping by!

Formerly employed by The Irish Times, Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE, Today FM, Gúna Nua Theatre Company (all in Dublin) and The Moscow Times.


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