Ben Mortimer interviews Claire at the premiere of the 2013 film, The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes. 

The Book Show's 2012 interview with Claire about her critically acclaimed biography of Dickens. 

In conversation with John Mullan at the British Council's 2012 seminar in Berlin, entitled, "What Would Dickens Write Today?" 

Part 1 of Claire 2011 address at the Newnham Literary Archive Launch.

Part 2 of Claire's Newnham address.

Part 3 of Claire's Newnham address.

Part 4 of Claire's Newnham address.


Claire speaks about Samuel Pepys as part of 32 Londoners, a series of talks in spring 2014 that took place on the London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation. 

A conversation with Claire and her editor, Tony Lacey, from The Penguin Podcast. 

Eleanor Wachtel of CBC Books interviews Claire about her bestselling biography of Dickens.

James Naughtie of BBC Bookclub speaks to Claire's about her biography of Thomas Hardy.

Profiles and Reviews

Rachel Cooke's profile of Claire in celebration of the bicentenary of Dickens's birth.

Boyd Tonkin reviews Charles Dickens: A Life for The Independent, stating that "as a biographer, Tomalin remains (as her subject called himself ) 'inimitable.'"

William Boyd reviews Claire's biography of Dickens for The Guardian, calling it "a superb biography of a great writer."

Thomas Mallon reviews Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man for The New York Times, writing, "Tomalin comes through, recounting Hardy’s life with the amiable authority of a 19th-century novelist, unafraid of gentle, but firm, pronouncements."