Agent: Molly Ker Hawn

Simon P. Clark

Simon P. Clark was born and grew up in England, got his first real job in Japan, and now lives and works in London. Inspired to become a writer at a young age, he sent his first 'book' to an agent when he was 13 — a book that now, thankfully, no one will ever find. Simon now works as a writer, plays piano, drums, and violin when he has the time, and enjoys the fact that his British accent makes he sound much cleverer than he is as far as Americans are concerned. His debut middlegrade novel is available as EREN from Corsair/Little, Brown UK and as TELL THE STORY TO ITS END by St. Martin's Press in the U.S. and Canada. NOT YET DARK will be published by Atom/Little, Brown UK in 2017.


“Atmospheric…Echoing the surreal quality and settings of David Almond’s books, this novel adeptly mixes fantasy with reality.” —Publishers Weekly

"Debut British-American author Clark creates a tale with mythic largesse, laced with narrative offerings from Oli's friends and supporters.... The book explores the relationship between truth and fiction, the essence of story, and the urgency of putting dreams and experiences into words 'to fire imaginations and break worlds.' Savvy readers and would-be writers will love this exploration of story as an art form, a panacea, and an endless part of life." —Kirkus 

“The magical realism and storytelling details will draw fantasy readers, who will find meaty substance and enough Britishisms to lend flavor. While the conclusion is entirely logical, it’s unexpected and will spark discussion, challenging readers to reflect on the nature of both stories and reality.” —Booklist

"A thrilling story with depth and character that leaves you with that ache you get only when you realise that there is no more of the story left to be told." —The Bookseller (UK)

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