Nicholas Evans, author of “The Horse Whisperer”, dies at 72
Nicholas Evans, the British author of the bestselling novel The Horse Whisperer, has died at 72. His representatives at United Agents said Evans died “suddenly” on August 9, 2022 following a heart attack.
According to the AP, published in 1995, The Horse Whisperer was Evans’ debut novel and sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
The story of a trainer hired to help an injured teenager and her horse back to health was adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford as the title character and Scarlett Johansson playing the young rider in her breakout role.
Born in 1950 in Worcestershire, England, Evans studied law at Oxford University and worked as a journalist in the 1970s.