Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare

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Horatio Clare was born in 1973, and grew up on a farm in the Welsh mountains. He is best known for his memoirs and travel writing, and also for producing several BBC radio programmes, including Front Row.

His 2006 memoir Running for the Hills won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and 2014’s Down to Sea in Ships won Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. As a journalist he has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Financial Times.

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, published in 2015 by Firefly, is his wonderful first novel for children, which won the Branford Boase Award in 2016. The sequel, Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds, was published this year. Horatio says that writing for children is ‘the most exciting writing [he has] yet discovered.’

Some books by Horatio Clare

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot (Firefly Press)
Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds (Firefly Press)

Praise for Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

“Horatio Clare has the voice of a great storyteller.”
Michael Morpurgo 


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