About the author

N G F Clark is an award-winning writer from Leeds in the north of England.

In 2020 he won the international Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize with his short fiction ‘Let the Wild Ones Pass Through’. His story stood out from more than three thousand entries from around the world and was selected as the winner after three rounds of judging.

Nick’s ghost story ‘Rattenkönig’ won the Tethered By Letters Summer Short Story Contest 2014, whilst his seasonal short, ‘The Yule Ghoul’ was published as part of Tiny Owl Workshop‘s innovative Krampus Crackers project.

His non-fiction covers a wide base of criticism and review across literature, culture and the creative arts, and has seen publication on various platforms including Dead Ink, Literature Works, and Fantasy Faction. A selection of essays are published on this website.

Nick’s creative writing explores mainly speculative concepts and narratives, with an emphasis on the weird, the sublime and the spectral. His fiction draws from diverse interests in cultural theory, anthropology, folklore, art, and the humanities, and often disentangles genre tropes to probe the human condition and our relationship with the Other. Recurrent themes include: boundaries and borderlines, dreams and metamorphosis, memory and perception, ritual and place, ideology and identity.

He is currently working on a number of projects, including a hauntological oceanic novel and further short fiction.

Nick has hiked and travelled widely through the UK, Europe, Nepal, Canada, and further afield, and his fiction is often immersed in a deep sense of place and folklore. A keen hillwalker and traveller, Nick’s inspiration is drawn from a deep love of landscape instilled in him during a childhood spent on the periphery of the Yorkshire Dales.

Nick graduated from the University of Leeds in 2007 with a BA (Joint Hons) in English and History, after fully embracing the interdisciplinary opportunities of academia.

Since then, he has gone on to work for one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. As a communications professional, Nick has established a diverse portfolio of internal communications and PR, developed through the many challenges of working across a leading-edge healthcare organisation, including the COVID-19 pandemic. His team were Highly Commended for Best In-house Comms team in The Drum PR Awards 2019.

To discuss commissions, collaborations, or for any queries, email Nick at: ngfclark[at]yahoo.co.uk, or find him on Twitter.

All content, including written works and photography, is owned by Nick Clark unless otherwise credited. Please do not use without permission. I always try to credit quotes or images used; if you think any have been credited incorrectly, please get in touch and I will happily amend.