‘Lindsay Clarke is the foremost novelist of the imagination and the spirit alive today in Britain. Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction for The Chymical Wedding (1991), his most recent novel The Water Theatre (2010) continues his preoccupation with modern psychological initiation and personal transformation. He is a gripping storyteller as well.
Lindsay has always been a poet in essence. His last collection, Stoker, which recalls his upbringing in Halifax is followed here by a return to alchemical themes in the figure of Hermes (a.k.a Mercurius), traditionally the winged messenger of the gods. A Dance with Hermes (Awen, 2016) is the result.
He will be launching this with a 40 min. presentation; I will be reading from Places of Truth now re-set in its 3rd edition. The evening is also a celebration of Awen Publications, founded in Bath by Kevan Manwaring and recently taken over by novelist & ecologist Anthony Nanson (Deep Time, 2015). Please visit www.awenpublications.co.uk.
Those of you who saw Lindsay present at the Awen Forum Sub Rooms series in 2012-13 will remember how enjoyable he is to listen to, and I hope you will join us for this rich evening. ~ Jay Ramsay