Claire Berlinski was born in 1968 in California, and grew up in New York, Seattle and California. She received her undergraduate degree in Modern History and her doctorate in International Relations from Balliol College at Oxford University. She has since lived and worked in Britain, Thailand, Laos, France, and Turkey as a journalist, academic, consultant and freelance writer. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, City Journal, the New York Sun, First Post, the Oxford International Review, Asia Times, the Weekly Standard, the National Review, Policy Review, Azure, Travel & Leisure, Traveler's Tales, Arabies Trends, and numerous anthologies.
Lion Eyes, the sequel to her novel Loose Lips, was published in Spring 2007. Her first non-fiction book, Menace in Europe, was published in February, 2006.