Hollow In The Land

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James Clarke and Luke Brown in Conversation

21 July, 2020

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James Clarke, author of Hollow in the Land, will be speaking to Luke Brown, author of Theft in a digital event for Manchester Libraries entitled “Writing the North”. “Join these two authors...

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“A Joy To Read”

9 July, 2020

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Times Literary Supplement has reviewed James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land. “On show throughout is Clarke’s exuberant talent Clarke is attuned to landscape in a way that...

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Hollow in the Land in i’s “40 of the Best Books so Far This Year”

23 June, 2020

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i has featured James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land in its list of “40 of the Best Books so Far This Year”. “Set in Lancashire, Clarke’s second novel is a series...

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“A Novel Full of Insight, Empathy and Wry Laughter”

30 April, 2020

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James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land has been reviewed by M John Harrison for The Guardian. “This is a novel about belonging. The pressure to leave the valley, to find something –...

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“Unsettling, Powerful Depictions of Contemporary Life.”

28 April, 2020

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Bookmunch has reviewed James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land. “Hollow in the Land calls to mind V.S. Pritchett’s comment that “the short story tells us only one thing, and that,...

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“Plenty of Compassion”

17 April, 2020

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The Daily Mail has reviewed James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land. “These are largely unpretty lives and Clarke’s prose is appropriately unvarnished, able to get to the truth of things without fanfare...

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“A Cracking, Lively Novel”

6 April, 2020

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Metro has reviewed James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land. “A cracking, lively novel about the trials and tribulations of everyday existence in a run-down Lancashire valley town.” See the full...

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Granta Publishes an Extract from Hollow in the Land

31 March, 2020

In: News · Publishing News

Literary magazine Granta have published a story from James Clarke‘s upcoming book, Hollow in the Land. Click here to read “Some Rivers Meet“. Hollow in the Land will be published by Serpent’s...

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“A Powerful Novel”

23 March, 2020

In: News

Cumbria Life have reviewed James Clarke‘s Hollow in the Land.  The magazine called it “a powerful novel”, highlighting the Cumbria-set story “Phantoms” saying “Phantoms reflects the novel’s sympathy for flawed characters...

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“Generous and Electrifying, Unjudgemental and Assured”

8 January, 2020

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Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins, has offered advance praise for James Clarke‘s upcoming Hollow in the Land. “Hollow in the Land is a beautifully melancholy and worldly book. Clarke’s characters...

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