Nicholas Evans began his career in the 1970s as a trainee journalist and then as a TV reporter, specialising in US politics and foreign affairs, most notably covering the war in Beirut. By the 1980s he was producing award-winning films for The South Bank Show. His film on director David Lean proved a turning point. Lean became a friend and mentor, encouraging him to start writing and producing independently. His credits as a screenwriter and film producer include Murder by the Book, starring Peggy Ashcroft and Ian Holm and Just Like a Woman, with Julie Walters and Adrian Pasdar.
Nicholas’ first novel, The Horse Whisperer, has sold more than ten million copies worldwide since its publication in 1995 and has been translated into 36 languages. It was made into the biggest Hollywood film of 1998, produced and directed by and starring Robert Redford. The Loop and The Smoke Jumper were followed by The Divide (2005), which was described in the Daily Mail as ‘a fine and multi-faceted thriller’ and in the Daily Mirror as ‘pure drama and tragedy, expertly told…his understanding of love and the human heart is spot on’.
His latest novel, The Brave, was published in the autumn of 2010.