Lara Prior-Palmer made headlines in 2013 when she became the first woman, and the youngest-ever competitor, to win the Mongol Derby. Lara is a graduate of Stanford University. She specialises in fleeing. Rough Magic is her first book.
Absolutely riveting. * Buzzfeed * In this sensual, spiritual memoir, Prior-Palmer recounts her grueling journey through immense physical hardship, and her surprising transformation from underdog to champion * Esquire * [Prior-Palmer's] gorgeous, sensual depiction of this race is a literary marvel; it feels like you are riding alongside her across the desolate steppes; her verbal acuity makes vivid the most elusive of landscapes; her triumph becomes ours. * NYLON * Prior-Palmer's style is a fascinating mix of pep and poignancy. A really terrific story by a spirited new voice. * Sara Baume * Think the next Educated or Wild. Palmer's memoir of beating the odds to become a horse champion is an inspiring saga of perseverance - and a classic underdog tale. * Entertainment Weekly *