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 I was born in North London, the youngest of five children, and brought up in a chaotic house full of raucous women within earshot of the North Bank at Highbury.


From the age of 11, I headed across town with my only brother to be educated at a meritorious but deeply staid Catholic school for boys. I left as soon as I could with grades good enough to be admitted, at 16, to a wholly less traditional and much more diverting school for girls in Camden, which had recently started taking limited numbers of boys in the sixth form. I emerged – more or less in one piece – two years later and spent a further year recovering in the remote Northern Areas of Pakistan before heading to the University of East Anglia to study Film and English Literature.


Following this I worked variously in teaching, casting, industrial film-making and post-production before deciding to try to turn my hobby, writing, into a career. The result was The Lost Kings, a novel inspired by my love for old-fashioned adventure yarns and the twisted tales of Roald Dahl’s books for adults. Set in England, Pakistan, India and Norway, The Lost Kings secured me a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster.


Spending an increasing amount of time in Scandinavia, and growing fascinated by its wartime history, I returned to Norway for my second novel, The Wreck – a book that combines modern-day crime thriller and high-stakes political conspiracy with in-depth psychological character study and intense war drama (or so the publishers promise).

These days, I am married with two sons and split my time between the UK and Norway whilst working on further novels, as well as a number of screenplays and film projects.

I love hearing from readers, so drop me a line, or contact my agent or publisher.


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I can also be found, from time to time, on social media:

BrunoHareBooks Twitter feed
BrunoHareBooks Facebook page

The Wreck and The Lost Kings are published by Simon & Schuster UK. 


Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.

1st Floor

222 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X8HB

Tel: +44(0)20 7316 1900

Brunop Hare Author at Simon Schuster

Bruno is represented by London-based agency The Artists' Partnership.

Emily Hayward-Whitlock

The Artists' Partnership

101 Finsbury Pavement

London EC2A 1RS

Tel: +44 (0)20 7439 1456 

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