A black and white headshot of Clare Empson, a white woman with her hair in a chignon, smiling at the camera in a black top and standing in front of a bookcase.

Clare Empson


Clare Empson is a former journalist and writer of dark love stories including two novels HIM and MINE published with Orion in 2018 and 2019. HIM was translated into 9 languages and became a bestseller in Germany.

Novel writing was always the ambition but she got sidetracked for a decade or two on national newspapers, where her assignments veered from the sublime to the ridiculous: afternoon tea and lessons in love from the late Dame Barbara Cartland one day, playing naked pentanque with a colony of nudists in midwinter the next.

Clare lives in the wilds of Dorset with her family.