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Robert Edric

(Gary Edric Armitage)
UK flag (b.1956)

Robert Edric was born in 1956. His novels include Winter Garden (1985 James Tait Black Prize winner), A New Ice Age (1986 runner-up for the Guardian Fiction Prize), A Lunar Eclipse, The Earth Made of Glass, Elysium, In Desolate Heaven, The Sword Cabinet, The Book of the Heathen (shortlisted for the 2001 WH Smith Literary Award) and Peacetime (longlisted for the Booker Prize 2002).

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
Song Cycle
   1. Cradle Song (2003)
   2. Siren Song (2004)
   3. Swan Song (2005)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1985) : Winter Garden
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : Gathering the Water
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2010) : In Zodiac Light

Robert Edric recommends
Night Falls on Damascus (2006)
Frederick Highland
"Unashamedly and convincingly Conradian in its subject matter and scope, and in the raw and elemental language of its telling . . . this is the work of a devoted and accomplished storyteller, and of a gifted writer and craftsman, for whom the completed tale is considerably more than the sum of its parts."

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