The Crime Writers' Association

Ray Clark

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Ray Clark is an award winning Yorkshire born author whose first big break came in 1998 with the publication of Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton (biographical account of Masterton’s work), nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Awards.

Since then, Ray’s writing career has been quite varied with publications covering short story collections, horror novels, stand-alone cross genre novels. and the highly acclaimed IMP series, featuring detectives Gardener and Reilly in the Yorkshire city of Leeds.

Over the last forty years Ray has also spent considerable time in the music industry working both in the UK and Europe as a guitar vocalist and with a number of bands. These days Ray divides his time between writing books and working live on the music scene, and helping to raise money for the OPA, a charity he feels quite close to.

Ray is available for talks and conferences on his writing experiences, and creative writing classes. For more information, photographs, interview opportunities or review copies, contact Ray on 07709 820886, or email on


Other Awards

The Writers Digest Short Story Award commendation 2007.

The Tom Howard Foundation short story award commendation 2009.

Semi Finalist of the Cinematic Screen Short Story Award 2019.


Books by Ray Clark

  • Ryder On The Storm


  • Impurity


  • Imperfection


  • Implant


  • Impression


  • Imposition