‘Death & Texas’ by Clive Sinclair
‘Death & Texas’ is the fourth collection of short stories by UEA alumnus Clive Sinclair and has recently been published by Halban. Clive completed his BA at UEA in 1969 and his PhD in 1983 and later returned to the University as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow in 2004. His first collection of stories, ‘Hearts of Gold’, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His second, ‘Bedbugs’, was short-listed for the inaugural Dylan Thomas Award, and his third, ‘The Lady With the Laptop’, won both the PEN Silver Pen and the Jewish Quarterly Award for fiction. He is also the author of five novels, most recently ‘Meet The Wife’ (2002), and three works of non-fiction, including ‘A Soap Opera From Hell: Essays on the Facts of Life and the Facts of Death’ (1998). In 1983 he was included in Granta’s first list of Best of Young British Novelists and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.