Nicholas Evans, author of ‘The Horse Whisperer’, dies at 72

Nicholas Evans, the British author of the novel “The Horse Whisperer”, has died aged 72, his literary agent announced on Monday.

Evans died suddenly on August 9 from a heart attack, United Agents said in a statement.

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Her 1995 debut novel “The Horse Whisperer” has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, been translated into 40 languages ​​and was the number one bestseller in 20 countries.

It tells the story of a trainer hired to restore the health of an injured teenage girl and her horse.

The book was adapted into a Hollywood film starring Robert Redford in the lead role and Scarlett Johansson as young horsewoman Grace MacLean. Kristin Scott Thomas played her mother and Sam Neill the father.

Evans was born in 1950 in Worcestershire, England, and studied law at Oxford University. He worked as a journalist in the 1970s and later became a screenwriter and television producer before writing his first novel.

His other literary works include “The Loop” (1998), “The Smoke Jumper” (2001), “The Divide” (2005) and “The Brave” (2010).

Evans leaves behind his wife Charlotte Gordon Cummings and children.

law (AFP, AP)

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