Posted on 21st November 2011

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The Water Theatre by Lindsay Clarke longlisted for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Fiction Uncovered is delighted to announce that one of its 2011 titles, The Water Theatre by Lindsay Clarke, has been longlisted for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for 2012, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Libraries from 122 cities and 45 countries nominated books for…

Posted on 20th September 2011

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‘Reading in the Bath’ reading group on The Water Theatre

The tension is maintained right up to the final revelation of the ‘betrayal’ – ‘O what a tangled web we weave’…! When I reached the final pages, I was left with the feeling that this was a book that I shall revisit at some time in the future and which is definitely worthy of being ‘uncovered’.”

Posted on 25th July 2011

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The Water Theatre

In an interview concurrent with the release of The Water Theatre, Lindsay Clarke claims that ‘the unconscious mind is the seabed of the imagination’. This is certainly true for his characters, who dream relentless, lurid dreams that are often more telling than their dialogue, and the book has an unfaltering mystic and hallucinatory undercurrent running…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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The Water Theatre

‘Clarke’s family saga is a book with enormous sweep: with a story that takes us from working class Yorkshire to cultured Umbria, and to a newly independent West African state.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synposis: As war-reporter Martin Crowther arrives in Umbria, still raw from a recent assignment in Africa, and from a failing…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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Helping readers to rediscover Lindsay Clarke

The Water Theatre was sent to me by Lindsay Clarke’s agent in February 2010. The book was originally called Sun at Midnight, and it was presented to me as “a powerful story of loyalty and loss, of betrayal and reconciliation”. It was described as partly being set in Italy, and I must admit this put…