On the Black Hill
"On the Black Hill" is an elegantly written tale of identical twin brothers who grow up on a farm in rural Wales and never leave home. They till the rough soil and sleep in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advances of the 20th century. In depicting the lives of Benjamin and Lewis and their interactions with their small local community Chatwin comments movingly on the larger questions of human experience.
WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD 20050217
Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1982 and James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 1982.
Bruce Chatwin reinvented British travel writing with his first book, In Patagonia, and followed it with four other books, each unique and extraordinary. He died in 1989.