Fairlight lands Clark's 'darkly humorous' debut sci-fi novel

Fairlight lands Clark's 'darkly humorous' debut sci-fi novel

Fairlight Books has picked up a “darkly humorous” debut sci-fi novel from Lynda Clark.

Founder and c.e.o. Louise Boland acquired worldwide rights, including audio and translation and e-book, directly from the author. Beyond Kidding will be published in October.

The publisher said: “Lynda Clark’s novel brings together a hilarious and unique tale with cleverly imagined sci-fi elements. Beyond Kidding is the perfect example of a disastrous lie and its life-changing consequences; both funny and heart-wrenching.”

Clark previously won the regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Europe and Canada in 2018. She has completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing and will shortly be joining the University of Dundee as a research fellow in narrative and play.

Boland said: “We’re so excited to be able to announce the publication of this brilliant debut. Beyond Kidding is a darkly humorous, genre-bending work of literary sci-fi. Lynda Clark is a new discovery for lovers of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Coupland.”