Archive : Literary Programme 2014

Rupert Isaacson

Rupert Isaacson

Rupert Isaacson

Maritime Hotel

Fri 11 July



Rupert Isaacson will talk about his new book, The Long Ride Home, follow- up to the bestselling The Horse Boy, as well the Horse Boy Foundation which works with autism families using horses, nature and the environment. The Long Ride Home tells of how father and son journey from the Bushmen of Namibia to the rainforests of Queensland to the Navajo reservations of the American Southwest. In 2009, The Horse Boy – the story of a horseback journey across Mongolia in a quest to find healing for Rupert’s  autistic son – became an international bestseller. The accompanying documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas. He is an ex- professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world.