Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare | Latest News, Reviews and Interviews

Horatio Clare is a British-Welsh author and journalist who was born in 1973. Although he was originally born in London, he grew up in the Black Mountains of South Wales. 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. In fact, some of the texts stated above, are discussed in this Horatio Clare round-up, Wales Arts Review’s newest series.

Running for the Hills
Running for the Hills

He has also won several awards for his writing, including his Running for the Hills memoir novel, but he is also a renowned journalist. His journalism has appeared in The GuardianThe Sunday TimesThe SpectatorNew StatesmanFinancial TimesThe Sunday TelegraphThe Daily Telegraph, The Observer and Vogue.

His most recent novel, Heavy Light describes his breakdown, sectioning, psychiatric treatment, and recovery.

Horatio Clare Discusses Heavy Light

Gary Raymond caught up with Clare, author of Heavy Light, to discuss the challenges of laying bare in a bold and brilliant book.

When This is Over

Clare discusses the prospect of a happy world through the lens of economics in his reflective essay When This is Over.

Icebreaker | Travel Writing

Adam Somerset discusses travel writing as a subject matter that glides between biography, geography & history in Horatio Clare‘s, Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North.

A Conversation with Clare

Carly Holmes sat down for a conversation with Horatio Clare and discusses topics such as his latest novel Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot.

Writers’ Rooms

Author of Running for the Hills Horatio Clare talks about his writing process’s personal details in our Writers’ Rooms series.

Down to the Sea in Ships

Jon Gower casts a critical eye over Horatio Clare’s Down to the Sea in Ships, a novel inspired by the famous Moby Dick for Wales Arts Review.

Clare’s latest novel, Heavy Light is available now from Chatto and Windus.