Mary Clark grew up in Baltimore City, and after retiring from her corporate day-job, returned to live there and work exclusively on writing novels.
She earned and MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has published her poems and short stories in literary magazines.
Her novels are lyrically voiced, big stories, suspenseful, and political, with love affairs at their core. The long form allows for scope to include the social culture surrounding characters, widening the frame, and inviting readers to struggle with the messiness of life.
The New England Review recently posted an interview on Mary’s 25 year gap in publishing her work. Those underground years were not because “life got in the way,” but rather because “life got in the writing.” You can read the interview here.