Clark, Lynda


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, English
  • 4 Citations
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Personal profile


Prior to joining the InGAME (Innovation in Games and Media Enterprise) here at Dundee, I was Innovation Fellow at the British Library working on the Emerging Formats project which aims to extend the Library's knowledge of new UK publications. My focus was on web-based interactive fiction (IF), and I curated a collection of contemporary British works, wrote reports on the state of the field and existing use of web-archiving tools for IF, and developed my own creative piece 'The Memory Archivist' which was inspired by and reflected on the creation of the curated collection.

My creative-critical PhD focussed on the effect of reader/player responses on the development of narrative, and included an online interactive novella, Writers Are Not Strangers. The critical analysis of the reader/player response to interactive and serial works is written largely in second person and presented as an interactive website with the intent of challenging and expanding notions of the PhD thesis format.

Much of my work is practice-based, and therefore I have published numerous short stories across a variety of publications, including 'Ghillie's Mum' which won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Europe and Canada 2018 and was published in Granta. My debut novel Beyond Kidding is forthcoming from Fairlight Books in October 2019.

Research interests

Interactive fiction

Speculative fiction

Episodic and serial fiction 

AI storytelling

Videogame narrative

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Video Games Mathematics
Programming Languages Mathematics
Short Story Arts & Humanities
Game Mathematics
Narrative Mathematics
Fiction Arts & Humanities
Science Fiction Arts & Humanities
Accelerator Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2015 2019

Beyond Kidding

Clark, L., 31 Oct 2019, Oxford: Fairlight Books.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Job Interview

Ghillie's Mum

Clark, L., Campbell Moore, S. & Allard, E., 13 Sep 2019

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Short Story

Something or Nothing

Clark, L., Oct 2019, Celebrating 25 Years of NTU's MA in Creative Writing. Belbin, D. & Waterman, R. (eds.). Nottingham: Shoestring Press, p. 72-74 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

A Winter Crossing

Clark, L., 25 May 2018, Dies Infaustus. Iwanski, S. (ed.). Tulsa, Ok: A Murder of Storytellers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Ghillie's Mum

Clark, L., 18 Jul 2018, In : Granta: the Magazine of New Writing. 143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Commonwealth of Nations


British Library Labs Artistic Award

Lynda Clark (Recipient), 11 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

British Library
Digital Libraries

Commonwealth Short Story Prize: Europe and Canada

Lynda Clark (Recipient), 25 Jul 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Short Story

Innovation Placement

Lynda Clark (Recipient), 7 Jan 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition
  • 1 Invited talk

Unnatural Conversations: Telling Stories with AIs

Lynda Clark (Speaker)
30 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Beyond Kidding Book Launch and Author Talk

Lynda Clark (Organiser)
2 Nov 2019

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

Press / Media

Beyond Kidding

Lynda Clark


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Ghillie's Mum

Lynda Clark


3 Media contributions

Press/Media: Research