Edward Carey is a playwright, novelist and illustrator. He has worked for the theatre in London, Lithuania and Romania and with a shadow puppet master in Malaysia. He has written two illustrated novels for adults - Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva - and both have been translated into many different languages. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he wrote the Iremonger Trilogy because he missed feeling cold and gloomy.
Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
These Our Monsters (2019) (with Graeme Macrae Burnet, Sarah Hall, Paul Kingsnorth, Alison MacLeod, Sarah Moss, Fiona Mozley and Adam Thorpe)
Edward Carey recommends
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (2011)
"An enormous, glorious rattlebag of a book... a yelping, bouncing, pleading, longing, lost, loony, bleeding, pleading, laughing, beseeching wonder."
The Bird's Child (2016)
Sandra Leigh Price
"A wonderful, strange, glittering book, full of astounding imagination, glorious really."
The Book of Hidden Wonders (2020)
"An extraordinary debut. Polly Crosby has created an expertly crafted jigsaw puzzle, beautiful, dark, haunting and unforgettable. It is a most wonderfully tender nightmare, a haunted house childhood where the landscape gets ever stranger, a deeply affecting portrait of the climb towards adulthood. Nostalgic, familiar and yet utterly strange. I loved it."
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