Best-selling author reads from newest book and explores queerness

Best-selling author H.A. Clarke will read from their newest work “The Scratch Daughters,” the sequel to their debut novel, “The Scapegracers,” at 6 p.m. March 30 in Miami University’s Peabody Hall. 

Clarke’s newest novel, according to the publisher’s description, is “a raw and roiling tribute to queer lineage, to finding oneself and to the deep love of chosen family.”

Clarke, currently researching queerness and labor in graduate school, has been published in PRISM international, Portland Review and Eidolon and was a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction and Pushcart nominee. 

Their newest book “explores the complex queerness of teen friendships; it explores recovery and rehabilitation; it explores gender and sexuality and uncertainty,” author Sarah Gailey wrote on Erewhon Book’s website. “Confrontational, wild… magic.”