Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare (born 1973) is a Welsh-British author. He worked at the BBC as a producer on Front Row (BBC Radio 4), Night Waves and The Verb (BBC Radio 3). He has written two memoirs, Running for the Hills, and Truant: Notes from the Slippery Slope, a novella, The Prince’s Pen, and two works of travel and nature writing: A Single Swallow and Down to the Sea in Ships. He wrote and edited Sicily Through Writers’ Eyes. In 2015 he published Orison for A Curlew, a combination of travel and nature writing, and an acclaimed children’s book, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, the sequel to which, Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds appeared in 2017. Both Aubrey books were longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In the winter of 2017 Chatto and Windus published Icebreaker – A Voyage Far North, the record of a journey around the Bay of Bothnia with the Finnish government’s Icebreaker Otso early in 2017.

Books in order of publication:

Marrakech the Red City: the City through Writers’ Eyes, Sickle Moon / Eland, 2003

Meetings With Remarkable Muslims, Eland 2005

Sicily: Through Writers’ Eye, Eland, 2006

Running for the Hills, John Murray, 2006

Truant: Notes from A Slippery Slope, John Murrary, 2007

A Single Swallow, Chatto and Windus (UK) and Nieuw Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2009

The Prince’s Pen, Seren Books 2011, New Tales from the Mabinogion series

Down to the Sea in Ships, Chatto and Windus 2014

The Paratrooper’s Princess Accent Press / Quickreads 2015

Orison for a Curlew, Little Toller Books 2015.

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot Firefly 2015

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds Firefly 2017

Myths and Legends of the Brecon Beacons Graffeg 2017

Icebreaker – A Voyage Far North Chatto and Windus 2017

Something of His Art: Walking to Lübeck with J.S. Bach Little Toller 2018

Heavy Light: a Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing Chatto & Windus 2021

Nature Writing – Horatio Clare reading and in conversation – YouTube

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