Lucy Clarke: Biography

Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke is a British author. She studied English Literature at university, and graduated with a first class degree. After finishing her degree, she decided to take 6 months and drive across North America on a long road trip through the United States and Canada. It was whilst on this trip that she suddenly realised that she would like to have a career as a novelist.

Clarke’s debut novel, The Sea Sisters, was published by HarperCollins in 2013. It was chosen to be a Richard & Judy Book Club Choice, an incredible accolade for a first-time author. Following its success in the United Kingdom, The Sea Sisters has since been published in 10 different countries around the world. It tells the story of a young British woman named Katie who is told by the police that her sister has been found dead in Bali. The police think that the cause was suicide, but Katie is less sure. With her sister’s travel journals as the only real clue she has, Katie tries to put together the pieces of the last few months of her sister’s life to try and work out how she died. It is a dark and gripping thriller set in sunny and faraway Bali.

Lucy Clarke has since written two more novels. Clarke is married to a professional windsurfer, and together they have a young son. She enjoys travelling and spending time in the great outdoors. She and her family live in on England’s south coast during the summer but spend their winters travelling around the world.