Edward Carey (novelist)

Edward Carey
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Carey at the 2015 Texas Book Festival.
Born1970 (age 46-47)
England, United Kingdom
OccupationPlaywright, novelist
GenreTheatre, fiction


Edward Carey (given birth to 1970, Britain) is a playwright, and novelist. He provides written many adaptations for the stage, including Patrick Süskind’s The Pigeon, and Robert Coover’s Pinocchio in Venice. His very own plays consist of Sulking Thomas and Captain from the Wild birds. He collaborated with Eddin Khoo, over the wayang kulit translation of Macbeth known as Macbeth in the Shadows. He attended the School of Iowa International Composing Plan and taught on the Iowa Authors’ Workshop. He’s married towards the article writer Elizabeth McCracken. He’s represented by Isobel Dixon in Blake Friedman.


"Though Edward Carey appears to intend his initial book, Observatory Mansions, to become an unsentimental, surrealist love, it's rather a paean to loneliness. For the publication is never therefore interesting as when its personas are despairing and only. All goes well for the 1st hundred webpages, where Carey lays out the solitude housed in Observatory Mansions, a greying house building where Francis Orme, the book's narrator, cultivates a magic formula existence of stillness and robbery.""From Richardson to Dickens to Ackroyd, British literary fiction appears to favour the elephantine. Miniaturists – Austen, Pym maybe, Brookner – are rarer, much less normal. Edward Carey can be most decidedly a miniaturist. "Small issues move people," he remarks, two dozen webpages into his second book; and again, an identical distance from the finish.""An imaginary town: that is a period for such a eyesight, specifically for New Yorkers, whose town is definitely in flux, though maybe under no circumstances more painfully and self-consciously than today. Entralla, the fictitious metropolis in the centre of Edward Carey's second book, exists not merely in our creativity and in the webpages of Alva & Irva (which acts as Entralla's only guidebook) however in the proper execution of small plasticine types of its roads and houses, observed in the appealingly smudgy photos that punctuate the book. A re-creation of Entralla also shows up in the storyplot of Alva & Irva, because the twins from the book's name are the developer and sculptor, respectively, of their indigenous town in small."


Edward Carey (2001). Observatory Mansions. ISBN 978-0-679-31130-0.   Edward Carey (2003). Alva & Irva: The Twins Who Saved a Town. Picador. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-330-39605-9.   Edward Carey. Observatory Lobservatoire. ISBN 978-2-85940-781-0.   Edward Carey (2014). Heap Home: The Iremonger Trilogy: Reserve One. ISBN 978-1-46830-953-9.   Edward Carey (2014). Foulsham, Iremonger Reserve Two. ISBN 978-1-47140-160-2.