Hello and welcome to the website of the British writer, Edward Docx.
Edward Docx’s fourth novel will be published in 2017. There is a short film about his third novel, The Devil’s Garden, here and an article in The Guardian that explains some of the background. There is a three part TV drama in development with Mandabach Productions in the UK.
His 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). There is a film of The Calligrapher slated for production in 2017.
Edward Docx’s 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 The Guardian and Prospect Magazine. He has been short-listed for The George Orwell Prize for Journalism and the Rowntree-Orwell Prize. He regularly appears on radio and television as a cultural commentator and he reviews fiction for The Guardian.
Edward Docx lives and works in London.