Eric Clark

Biography

Eric Clark is an acclaimed investigative journalist and author.

His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the world and his reporting has been described as "brilliant" (Management Today). His articles in The Observer on American Mafia infiltration of London's casinos in the 1960s were credited by the British Government for their decision to change the country's gambling laws.

Clark has published ten books, fiction and non-fiction, which have been published in 20 countries. Of his novels, the Los Angeles Times described him as "Among the front rank of story-tellers who pluck their material from the world's headlines." Writing of his first novel, Black Gambit, the New York Times Book Review said, "A fine suspense novel with contemporary relevance…strong, well-plotted, compassionate" and the Miami Herald said its ending "implodes the mind and sears the soul". Jack Higgins said, "it can only be compared with The Spy Who Came in From the Cold". Of China Run (Chinese Burn in the UK), the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Thirty Nine Steps – only more chilling."

His non fiction includes a major, much praised study of the global advertising industry The Want Makers ("Adland… emerges as part fun house and part chamber of horrors" – The Washington Post; "Timely and disquieting" - The Guardian). Diplomat -- published as Corps Diplomatique in the UK -- is an examination of the machinery of diplomacy based on extensive interviews with diplomats throughout the world, ("thorough and sharp-eyed" – Publishers Weekly; "unusually informative and balanced" – Kirkus Reviews).

Clark lives in London with his wife, the author and journalist Marcelle Bernstein, and they share their time between that city and New York.

He is a Fellow of the English section of International PEN and member of the Authors Guild, Society of Authors (UK), International Thriller Writers and the Mystery Writers of America, National Union of Journalists (UK) and International Federation of Journalists. He was the recipient of Authors' Foundation Awards in 2003 and 2010.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
The Real Toy Story
Inside the global toy industry and the ruthless battle for the world's youngest consumers.

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