Nicholas Evans is one of Britain's best-loved authors. His previous four novels, The Horse Whisperer, The Loop, The Smoke Jumper and The Divide, have been acclaimed international bestsellers, translated into 36 languages. The Horse Whisperer alone has sold 14 million copies worldwide, and was made into a celebrated movie directed by Robert Redford. Nicholas Evans studied at Oxford University and worked as a newspaper reporter and television screenwriter before turning to fiction. He is married to singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.