Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician who grew up in Portishead, South-West England. He is a former presenter of the Channel 4 series How To Get A Book Deal. His books include the memoir We Can’t All Be Astronauts and fiction debut, The Honours, published by Canongate. 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 and many more.
As a stand-up poet, he performs in the UK and internationally. His solo shows are Death Drive and How To Be A Leader, which ran at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011 (‘a wide-eyed, brilliant hour’ The Independent). His first poetry collection, Pub Stuntman, is published by Nasty Little Press. His latest solo show, a new hour of his best stand-up poetry, is called Be Kind To Yourself.