English author whose 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer became one of the best-selling novels of all time with sales exceeding fifteen million copies. He has since gone on to write critically-acclaimed books like The Loop and The Smoke Jumper.
He attended Oxford University and worked as a newspaper journalist.
He had to undergo a kidney transplant after he and his family ate deadly webcap mushrooms.
He married singer-songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming. He has children named Max, Henry and Lauren.
His novel The Horse Whisperer was made into a hit film 1998 directed by, produced by and starring Robert Redford.