Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke is the author of Swimming at Night and A Single Breath. She and her husband, a professional windsurfer, spend their winters traveling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England. Visit

Books by this Author

The Blue
Swimming at Night
A Single Breath

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Go for it.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In the sea.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Dancer, dancer, dancer!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness and a sense of humour.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience

Author Voices

July 15, 2015

The spark of an idea

In a way, the idea for THE BLUE took root a few years ago. I was lucky enough to be invited to spend a week on board a yacht with my best friend and her extended family. Having never sailed before, it was an incredible experience to spend day and night on the water, to eat our meals on deck, to anchor in deserted lagoons, to fall asleep to the sound of waves. But what stayed with me after the trip was how interesting dynamics can be when you’re confined to the small space of a yacht, as emotions become heightened and events can quickly escalate. By the end of that trip, I knew that one day I’d set a...
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