Horatio Clare

Horatio Clare


Personal profile


Horatio Clare's books for children and adults range from memoir and travel to short stories and novellas. His non-fiction includes Running for the Hills (Somerset Maugham Award), A Single SwallowDown to the Sea in Ships (Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year), Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North (shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year), Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with J S Bach and The Light in the Dark: A winter journal. His first book for children, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, won the Branford Boase Best Debut Children's Book Award.

Horatio is a regular contributor to BBC Radio, notably From Our Own Correspondent (Radio 4) and the presenter of the Sound Walks series (Radio 3). He writes for the travel, books and features pages of The Financial Times, The Spectator, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and Conde Nast Traveller, among others. 

He joined the Centre for New Writing in 2018. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Presenter / Broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Head Office

Contributing Editor, Conde Nast Traveller

Feature writer / reviewer, Guardian Media Group plc

Feature and travel writer - The Financial Times, The Financial Times Ltd

Book reviewer, The Spectator (1828) Ltd

Areas of expertise

  • DT Africa
  • Travel and tourism
  • NE Print media
  • Press and journalism
  • PN1990 Broadcasting
  • Contemporary non-fiction

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Creative Manchester


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