English Alum, Doug Bock Clark, '09, 2018 DEMAN Talk Featured Guest, Releases First Book

Monday, January 7, 2019
Quantá Holden, Digital Communications Specialist
Photo Doug Bock Clark reading during Deman Weekend

Cover of Doug Bock Clark's book "The Last Whalers"English Alum Doug Bock Clark’s non-fiction work entitled The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life is being released by Little, Brown and Company, January 8, 2019 and is currently available of for pre-order on AmazonBarnes&NobleIndieBound and wherever books are sold.  Clark's work is being launched today at The Explorer’s Club in New York City. 

During the weekend of November. 2-3, 2018, 240 alums and 800 students came together at DEMAN Weekend events to discuss careers in entertainment, media, and the arts. English A.B. 2009 alum Doug Bock Clark was one of the featured guests during the 2018 DEMAN Talks which was hosted at the Ruby, Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University.  

Photo of Doug Bock Clark speaking with students during Deman Weekend
Doug Bock Clark '09, speaking with students during DEMAN Weekend.  Photo Courtesy of Robert Zimmerman

Clark is a writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Rolling Stone and numerous other publications as well as being a contributor to the website of The New Yorker. Clarks photography work has also been featured in major publications like The New York Times, Wired, The New Republic and others.  

Amongst, the many honors Clark has garnered since graduation include the 2017 Reporting Award from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, his “The Bot Bubble” cover article for The New Republic was a finalist for the 2016 Mirror Award and two of his articles have been nominated by their publications for the National Magazine Award. 

Annually DEMAN, Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network, community brings Duke alum who are in these professions back to campus to connect students interested in creative industries through mentoring, internships and job opportunities.