HORATIO CLARE is the acclaimed author of Down to the Sea in ShipsA Single Swallow and Running for the Hills, which was nominated for the GuardianFirst Book Award and won the Somerset Maugham Award. Orison for a Curlewis the story of Horatio’s journey through a fractured Europe in search of the Slender-billed curlew, following the bird’s migratory path on an odyssey that takes us into the lives of the men and women who have fought to save the landscapes to which the bird belongs.