Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wayne Clark, Author Of 'he & She,' Named As Finalist In 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards

Clark was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. 'he & She' is a powerful and penetrating look into male midlife crisis

Canadian author Wayne Clark has been named as a finalist in the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' book awards. 'he & She' is an in-depth, fictional exploration of the subject of male midlife crisis.

In 'he & She', Clark gives readers a penetrating look into midlife crisis. A searing vision of the future, foretelling only pain, regret and failure, compels one man to make a last-ditch attempt to feel truly alive one more time, even if it kills him. His journey takes him down paths riddled with obsession, fantasy, alcoholism and BDSM, all wrapped in a smothering cloak of loneliness and desperation. Yet an image he finds by accident on the Internet triggers a tiny glimmer of the hope that compels him to take just one more shot at life.

“It’s putting it mildly to say I was absolutely delighted the morning I was informed I’d been recognized by the Authors Show,” Clark said. “I’ve won other awards but there’s no denying that for an author there’s something especially gratifying about being given a place under the umbrella of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.”

“My book deals with the problem of midlife crisis, albeit in a rather unorthodox way,” Clark says. “But as our population ages the problem is growing and it is my hope that people reading 'he & She' will be prompted to look more closely at their own inner lives to discover what is really important to them before going off the deep end as my protagonist nearly does. I'm hoping this award from the Authors Show will help.”

'he & She' also took a 5-Star Silver Medal in the Readers' Favorite International Awards. In addition, Clark was chosen as a Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards for general fiction.

A number of critics have praised the award-winning novel. BlueInk Review called it “… a stylish piece of literary fiction… intellectually engaging throughout. A finely drawn portrait of desire in its fall and winter seasons." A review on the IndieReader site stated that 'he & She' is, "A remarkable investigation of a man attempting to save himself from stagnation."

Winners in the '50 Great Writers' awards are determined by public vote. Members of the public are invited to read about the contestants and to vote for their favorite by visiting http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow50Writers2015-Finalists.html.

Wayne Clark is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at mtl1642@videotron.ca. 'he & She' is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions and in all other digital versions at all major online retailers. More information is available at his website at http://www.wayne-clark.com.

About Wayne Clark:

Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.

By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labeled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.


Wayne Clark