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Tim Clare


Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician. He was born in 1981, and grew up in Portishead, in South-West England.

In 2005 he presented the Channel 4 series How To Get A Book Deal. His first book, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, a memoir about jealousy and having one last shot at achieving your dreams, won Best Biography/Memoir at the East Anglian Book Awards. He has performed his work on BBC 1, 2, Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, and has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Big Issue and Writing magazine, amongst others.His fiction debut, The Honours, is published by Canongate. The Guardian called it ‘superb… gorgeously entertaining’, The Independent named it one of their 10 Best Summer Reads and said ‘Clare’s background in poetry sings from the pages of this dark fantasy… extraordinary… original, irresistible’, The Financial Times called it ‘a darkly compelling read’, the Sunday Express called it ‘riotously entertaining… delightfully twisted’ and The List named it ‘one of the most exciting pieces of fantasy fiction in recent years’. Grazia called The Honours ‘A rich and poetic novel from one of the UK’s most versatile writers’, The Herald said it is ‘A tour de force of breathless thrills… one which dares you to read it in one long sitting’ and Lovereading called it ‘beautifully written, vibrantly different and darkly rich… a stunning and beautifully moving debut’. Amazon made it their Debut of the Month.

Genres: Fantasy