Win a copy of The Clearing by Samantha Clark

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Start date: 13 May 2020, 12:00

Closing date: 26 May 2020, 05:00

We are delighted that New Writers Awardee Samantha Clark recently published her memior, The Clearing, with Little, Brown. To celebrate, Sam and her publisher are kindly providing us with copies of the book and we're giving you a chance to win one. Simply answer the question below and we'll enter you into a draw for this beautiful book.

The Clearing is a memoir about ‘spaces between’ and what may be learned in them. Samantha enjoyed a busy career as an artist before returning home to Glasgow to take care of the house that her parents had left behind. Moving from room to room sifting through the clutter of belongings, reflecting on her mother’s long, sedated years of mental illness and her father’s retreat to the world of amateur radio and model planes, Samantha began to contemplate her inheritance.

Portrait of Sam Clark

A need for creativity and a desire for solitude had sprung up from a childhood shaped by anxiety and confusion. Weaving in the works and lives of others, including celebrated painter Agnes Martin and scientist of dark matter Vera Rubin, The Clearing is a powerful account of what we must do with the things we cannot know.

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