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Ruth Clare was born in Brisbane, raised in Rockhampton and now lives in Melbourne. She has been a professional writer since 2004. Enemy is her first book.

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Weaving a striking personal narrative with a revelatory exploration of the effects of war, Enemy is a bold, compelling and ultimately triumphant memoir from a hugely impressive new Australian writer.

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If you don’t own your stories they will own you | Ruth Clare | TEDxYouth@LGS

Some of our stories are easy to live with. Others we try to bury. Daughter of a traumatised Vietnam Veteran, and childhood violence survivor, Ruth Clare, shares her personal experience of the price of disowning your dark stories and the payoff for being brave enough to claim them. Author This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx