A writer, radio producer and journalist. Born in London.
He and his brother Alexander grew up on a hill farm in the Black Mountains of south Wales. They were raised by their mother, who had fallen in love with the mountains and with sheep farming.
Clare describes the experience in his first book "Running for the Hills" (John Murray 2006) in which he sets out to trace the course and causes of his parents’ divorce, and recalls the eccentric, romantic and often harsh conditions of his childhood. The book was widely and favourably reviewed in the UK, where it became a bestseller, as it did in the US.
"Running for the Hills" won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2007, was longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award 2006 and Clare was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, 2007.