Shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021

observer top 10 debut novelist 2020

‘Full to the brim with such complete joys and heart-aching tragedies … you can feel the warmth and colour emanating from the pages’

Magic Radio Book Club, Book of the Month

This Lovely City by Louise Hare

‘Full of life and love … it made my heart soar, and should be on every Londoner’s shelf’

Stacey Halls

‘This hotly anticipated debut offers a vivid portrait of the immigrant experience in postwar London’

The Sunday Times

meet louise

Louise Hare is a London based author. Her debut novel This Lovely City was published by HQ (Harper Collins) on March 12th 2020 and House of Anansi (N. America) on April 7th 2020.

She has an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London.