Lara Prior-Palmer was born in London in 1994. Her aunt is Lucinda Green, a legendary rider and one of the UK’s best-ever equestrians. Lara studied conceptual history and Persian at Stanford University. In 2013, she competed in the 1000-kilometer Mongol Derby in Mongolia, sometimes described as the world’s toughest and longest horse race. Rough Magic is her first book.
A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick / Winner Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 /
Shortlisted for the William Hill Prize 2019
In this sensual, spiritual memoir, Prior-Palmer recounts her gruelling journey through immense physical hardship, and her surprising transformation from underdog to championEsquire