Everyone knows of the horses of Iceland, wild, and small, and free, but no one really knows their story…
We’re thrilled to share the cover of Sarah Tolmie’s All the Horses of Iceland, a fantastical mythic history of the origins of Icelandic horses. Tolmie’s tale takes readers across Eurasia, visiting ancient Khazaria and the steppes of Mongolia. All the Horses of Iceland will be available March 1, 2022 from Tordotcom Publishing.
Everyone knows of the horses of Iceland, wild, and small, and free, but no one really knows their story. All the Horses of Iceland weaves the myth of their origin, a myth that follows one Norseman along the Silk Road to the steppes of Mongolia, and unfolds with a ghostly magic that transcends the borders between civilizations.
Sarah Tolmie is the author of the Tordotom novella The Fourth Island (2020), the poetry collection The Art of Dying (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018), the 120-sonnet sequence Trio (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), and the chapbook Sonnet in a Blue Dress and Other Poems (Baseline Press, 2014). She has published two novels with Aqueduct Press, The Little Animals (2019) and The Stone Boatmen (2014), as well as two short fiction collections, Two Travelers (2016) and NoFood (2014). She is a medievalist trained at the University of Toronto and Cambridge and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo.