N G F Clark is a writer, photographer, and communications professional based in the North of England.
His creative writing explores speculative ideas, narratives and worlds, with an emphasis on the weird, the sublime and the spectral. A keen hillwalker and traveller, his inspiration is drawn primarily from a deep love of landscape instilled in him during a childhood spent on the periphery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Nick’s 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.
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. He is currently working on a number of projects, including a structurally-experimental novella and further short fiction.
His non-fiction covers a wide base of literary and cultural criticism that has seen publication on various platforms including Dead Ink, Literature Works, and Fantasy Faction. His approach to style easily slips between essay-form analysis and lively review, sometimes incorporating both.
Nick’s photography explores landscape and place in Yorkshire, the UK, and around the world, whilst he also covers people, events, and PR.
As a communications professional for a busy NHS hospital trust, Nick draws from his full complement of creative talent and critical understanding to produce engaging copy, promote key messages, and provide good publicity.
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.