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Our debut author of the month…

17th November 2019

On Swift Horses was published in November 2019 and is the debut novel from Shannon Pufahl.

‘A breathtakingly beautiful novel of revolution, chance and the gambles we take with the human heart. Through the parks and plazas of Tijuana and the bars and beaches of San Diego, On Swift Horses mesmerisingly charts the journeys of Muriel and Julius on their separate quests for freedom, new horizons and love.’ 

On Swift Horses was named ‘Most Anticipated Book of the Fall’ by the New York Times and others, and is garnering significant acclaim 

Shannon grew up in rural Kansas. She teaches at Stanford University, where she was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction. Her essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review and elsewhere, and cover a wide range of themes.

Shannon is also a PhD candidate in American Literature and Culture at the University of California, Davis.  Her dissertation traces the animal welfare movement in the U.S. from its origins in the 19th-century, through the intense debates about animal life, suffering, and intelligence at century’s end, and into the young adult animal novels of the early 20th-century.

Shannon lives in California with her wife and their dog.

What will Shannon’s follow-up novel be about, we wonder. And where will it be set…?

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