Louise Hare is a London-based travel expert and is a part-time student on the MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. Originally from Warrington, the capital is the inspiration for much of her work, including her shortlisted novel which began life after a trip into the deep level shelter below Clapham Common.
Her short story The Odyssey of Dee Lennox was shortlisted for the 2016 Just Write Creative Writing Competition (in association with Writing Magazine and John Murray Press). In 2017 her piece Simian Ganglands was longlisted for the Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year. She also blogs book reviews and the occasional short story at louisehare.com.