Peter Clark has had wide experience of living, working and travelling in the Middle East over the past fifty years. His books include Marmaduke Pickthall British Muslim, which was published in the 1980s, and more recently Istanbul in the series 'Cities of the Imagination' published by Signal Books and Emerging Arab Voices One published by Saqi Books. Peter has also translated eight books from Arabic – history and fiction – including Grandfather's Tale and Sabriya by Ulfat Idilbi, published by Quartet Books.
His latest book is Coffeehouse Footnotes published by Twopenny Press. Peter is a cultural consultant, a trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction and a contributing editor of Banipal, the magazine of modern Arab literature. He also writes obituaries for The Guardian and book reviews for the TLS and Asian Affairs.
Over the years, Peter has collected a PhD and an OBE. He is married, is a proud grandfather and is based in Frome in Somerset.