His third novel, The Devil’s Garden, has recently been published and copies are now available from Amazon. There is a short film about the book here and an article in The Guardian that explains some of the background.
Edward Docx's second novel – entitled Self Help in the UK and Pravda in the US – won The Geofrey Faber Prize and was long listed for the Man Booker. Amazon (USA) listed Pravda as one of the best books of the year (2008) and Docx was named as one of the 21 most gifted young writers from around the world by The Hay Festival committee.
His first novel, The Calligrapher, was cited by The San Francisco Chronicle as a best book of the year (2004) and was a finalist in The William Saroyan Prize (Stanford) and The Guilford (London). It has been translated into eight languages.
His fiction have been compared to Dickens (The Guardian and The Washington Post) and to Dostoyevsky (The Financial Times and The Washington Post) – as well as to Conrad (The Sunday Times), JM Coetzee (The Independent) and Julian Barnes (The Independent).
His non-fiction appears mainly in Prospect Magazine and The Guardian/Observer. He has been short-listed for The George Orwell Prize for Journalism and he regularly appears on radio and television as a cultural commentator.
Edward Docx lives and works in London.