The Age of the Horse

Susanna Forrest

Man has always been fascinated by Equus caballus, recasting horse power into many forms: a hunk of meat, an industrial and agricultural machine, a luxury good, a cherished dancer, a comrade in arms and a symbol of a mythical past. From the wild tarpans sought by the Nazis to jade-laden treasure steeds in Ancient China, broken-down nags recycled into sausages and furniture stuffing, stallions that face fighting bulls and brewery horses that charmed the founder of the Sikh Empire, The Age of the Horse knits the history of the horse into that of humans, through revolution, war, social change and …


International Dublin Literary Award 2017

30 November 2016

We are thrilled to have three books nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017 – When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen (Atlantic), Prophets of the Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine (Atlantic) and The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin). This annual award is presented to a novel which, in the opinion of the judges, makes a lasting contribution to excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by libraries in major cities world-wide, and this year include 43 novels in translation with works by 42 American, 23 British, 15 Canadian, 10 Australian, 6 …