This won the Dublin Impac Award 2007. That's the big one cash-wise:100,00 Pounds. This prize is chosen by librarians around the world.
Norwegian Critic's Award
Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Winner Norwegian Booksellers' Prize
American Library Association Notable Book
Time Magazine Best Book of the Year
New York Times Best Books of the Year
New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2007
Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist
Out Stealing Horses is about boyhood friendship, tragedy and loss, fathers and sons and their expectations of one another. And how the main character deals with loneliness both in his youth and late in life. Well worth reading. A good place to start on Scandinavian literature if you haven't tried any yet. Four and a half stars. Highly recommended.
Elephant Winter***** by Kim Echlin (Canada)
A very good story set in the Africa Lion Safari Park, close to where I live in Ontario. Elephants figure prominently but there is love, loss, illness, and trust between both animals and human for those of you who need people in your stories too. An original story, highly recommended.
The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy (Canada) will be my next novel about elephants. An elephant family comprises the characters of this story.
Currently reading Under The Skin by Michael Faber