Catherine Munro

Catherine Munro’s work focuses on the relationships between people and ponies in Shetland. She lives in Shetland where she loves exploring the island landscapes and sharing these experiences through her writing and work as a tour guide. The Ponies at the Edge of the World is her first book.

Twitter: @CatherineMMunro

Catherine Munro is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries, contact:

Books by Catherine

The Ponies at the Edge of the World

Rider, 2022 The Ponies at the Edge of the World is a stunning debut from Catherine Munro on her search for home on the Shetland Islands. Catherine transforms her life when she ups sticks and moves to the tiny island of Whalsay as part of her PhD, studying the hardy ponies that inhabit this rugged and remote landscape. Over the course of a year, she experiences the uncertainty of life as an outsider, as well as the devastating loss and the harsh nature of this wild land. Yet through it all, she finds comfort and connection through the people and animals of Shetland who give her the feeling of belonging that she has always been looking for. This is an uplifting and moving story about the incredible healing powers of animals and the natural world. It is a heart-warming book on community, resilience and hope