Robert Clark is the author of eight books, the novels In the Deep Midwinter, Mr. White’s Confession, Love Among the Ruins, and The Lives of the Artists as well as the non-fiction works The Solace of Food, River of the West, My Grandfather’s House, and, most recently, Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces. He teaches in the Seattle Pacific University MFA in Creative Writing program. Clark is a winner of the Edgar for Best Novel, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the Washington State Book Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Non-Fiction as well as being a finalist in the Los Angeles Times Book Awards and the IMPAC Dublin Award. His essays and reviews have appeared in The Antioch Review, Conjunctions, The Washington Post, and Image. He lives in Seattle.