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Portland Jones

Seeing the Elephant

Portland Jones is both a writer and a horse trainer. She has a PhD in literature and runs her own horse-training business. Her novel, Seeing the Elephant was published by Margaret River Press in. 2016. She lives in Perth’s Swan Valley with her partner and three children.


  • 'In supple, lucid prose, Portland Jones weaves a talk of doomed war and love under siege.  Seeing the Elephant is a moving meditation on loss and the redemptive power of memory.' (Christine Piper, Winner of the 2014 Australian Vogel Literary Award).

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