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


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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."
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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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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!"

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