LOUISE Finch has worked for over a decade in the non-profit sector on issues including women’s rights and health. She grew up in a small town in the Midlands and graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Art History before moving to the South East. She now lives with her partner and two dogs on the Hampshire/Surrey border. The Eternal Return of Clara Hart is Louise Finch’s debut work of fiction for young adults and was published by Little Island Books in 2022. The Eternal Return of Clara Hart has been shortlisted for the following four national awards, the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing, the YA Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award as well the Great Reads Award 2022. Louise is currently working on a new YA novel, Iris Green, Unseen.
The Eternal Return of Clara Hart tells the story of eighteen-year-old Spence who is trapped in a time-loop. He wakes up to the same Friday every morning, a day that always ends with the death of classmate Clara Hart. To save Clara and get time back on track, Spence will have to untangle the night’s events, but first he’ll have to confront his own complicity in the tragic accident.
Publisher: Little Island Books Ltd.
Film/TV rights: Lindsay Literary Agency