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Edward Carey

UK flag (b.1970)
Husband of Elizabeth McCracken

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
Iremonger Trilogy
   1. Heap House (2013)
   2. Foulsham (2014)
   3. Lungdon (2015)
Edward Carey recommends
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (2011)
Benjamin Hale
"An enormous, glorious rattlebag of a book... a yelping, bouncing, pleading, longing, lost, loony, bleeding, pleading, laughing, beseeching wonder."
When We Lost Our Heads (2022)
Heather O'Neill
"I am struggling to say how much I loved this book - It is a beautiful, alarming, outraged, outrageous, dancing, laughing, shrieking, bellowing, howling, gobbling piece of wonder. What a joy!"
Saint Sebastian's Abyss (2022)
Mark Haber
"What a wonderful, short shock of a novel this is. A superb exploration of friendship and enmity through a single painting of a long-dead and exquisitely imagined artist. An amazing meditation on life, loss, meaning, and suffocation. Funny, dark, strange, gothic, and beautiful--an extraordinary journey through three broken lives."

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