"Romantic, self-reflecting, empowering, Claire Betita de Guzman has a winner."
- AVG, Goodreads
Claire Betita de Guzman is a Filipina writer based in Singapore and author of four novels: Miss Makeover, Budget is the New Black, Girl Meets World, and No Boyfriend Since Birth, which was adapted into a TV series in the Philippines. A former journalist, she started out as a lifestyle reporter for the broadsheet TODAY before working as a lifestyle editor for international and local magazines, includingCosmopolitan Philippines and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.
Having travelled extensively to 51 countries, she founded Words and Wanderlust, a series of creative writing retreats held in beautiful, inspiring locations around the world. She has led talks, workshops and panels at literary events in Southeast Asia, including the Singapore Writers Festival and Poetry Festival Singapore.
She studied Journalism and graduated cum laude (with honours) at the University of the Philippines. She has taken writing courses at the University of Oxford in England and was a fellow in literary workshops in Europe and Asia, including Miradoux, France, Bali, Indonesia, and Tbilisi, Georgia. She is co-author of a poetry collection, Dreaming of the Divine Downstairs, and co-editor of Get Luckier, an anthology of Philippine-Singapore writings. Her latest novel, Sudden Superstar, by Penguin Random House SEA, is forthcoming.
Asian Women Writers Festival - The Arts House Singapore
"Ilongga author Claire Betita de Guzman" by Andrea Guanco
Singapore Writers Festival
"Miss Makeover and self-acceptance" by Kathy Purr
"Miss Makeover Book Launch" by Nile on Weekends