Nick Clark

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.

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Hilary Mantel’s novel was judged to have changed the landscape

Wolf Hall outstanding novel of our time, say Bath Festival judges

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Bath Literature Festival, now The Independent Bath Literature Festival, Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novel was deemed the overall winner

Man who invented the mug shot: The ground-breaking work of Alphonse Bertillon

As a new exhibition investigates the evolution of the forensic sciences, Nick Clark pores over the unparalleled contribution of the visionary 19th-century criminal profiler Alphonse Bertillon
Serial was the fastest downloaded podcast in Apple’s iTunes store’s history

Real-life murder mystery Serial leads to a boom in podcast downloads

Five million downloads of real-life crime podcast is good news for the 'spoken-word Spotify'

Gary Yershon's first Oscar nomination has come after four decades of composing scores

Oscars 2015: Meet the unsung composer who waited 40 years to be nominated

His first nomination could be his last so Gary Yershon is making the most of his time in the LA sun, finds Nick Clark

Pete Doherty crucified - for art

A life-size sculpture by Nick Reynolds depicting singer Pete Doherty on a crucifix hangs in St Marylebone

Professor Stephen Hawking with Adaeze Uyanwah yesterday

Stephen Hawking: Aggression could destroy us

“It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

The famous hotel was the host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup

T in the Park’s relocation annoys nearby Gleneagles

The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles would be two miles from the planned site

Tourists use a selfie stick outside a New York landmark

Museums rile amateur photographers with ban on selfie sticks

UK institutions consider whether to follow US lead and prohibit camera craze

Nicole Kidman was named worst actress for her performance as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco

Barfta Awards 2015: Nicole Kidman wins worst actress for 'Dis-Grace of Monaco'

Britain's answer to the Golden Raspberries takes aim at film dubbed 'Dis-Grace of Monaco'

Don McLean in the Seventies

Don McLean's American Pie manuscript set to go up for auction

Song script might sell for up to $1.5m

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