Edward Carey's picture
24 books added

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: Historical, Literary Fiction
Iremonger Trilogy
   1. Heap House (2013)
   2. Foulsham (2014)
   3. Lungdon (2015)
   Observatory Mansions (2000)
   Alva and Irva (2003)
   Little (2018)
   The Swallowed Man (2020)
   Edith Holler (2023)
   These Our Monsters (2019) (with others)
Award nominations
2019 HWA Gold Crown Award (shortlist) : Little

Edward Carey recommends
The Atlas of Remedies (2024)
Paul Jaskunas
"A deeply moving and tense look into the lives of immigrants in America and Europe at the dawn of the twentieth century. A page-turning flight and a terrifying and atmospheric journey through the gutters of New York City, Jaskunas gives us a heartbreaking, exhilarating story of two countries and one divided family. Written with acute observation, this is a beautifully told tale of separation, hardship and longing that will move and enthral. I loved these people and never wanted to leave them."
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."
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!"

More recommendations 

Visitors also looked at these authors

About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors