Lisa Carey

Author 

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in the UK and Ireland from
W&N books

“Compelling, eerie and beautiful.”
– Nuala O'Connor, author of Miss Emily
“Some books set up house inside your soul. The Stolen Child is one such book. Utterly magnificent.”
– M.R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts
“Startling, bewitching and new … this is a novel to devour.”
– Belinda McKeon, author of Tender

Novels

Every Visible Thing
Love in the Asylum
In the Country of the Young
The Mermaids Singing
 

Available in the US
from HarperPerennial

"I could not help but surrender to Lisa Carey’s dark, dazzling, quintessentially Irish plot, her lush prose, and her magical, gratifying ending. The Stolen Child is completely and utterly ravishing.”

– Monica Wood, author of The One-in-a-Million-Boy

"Carey has written a mesmerizing tale about motherhood, superstition, betrayal, and the porous boundary between the real and the magical."

Booklist

"Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy."

– Kirkus, Starred Review

Praise

THE STOLEN CHILD

 is a piercing exploration of regret and desire, longing and love. It is a gorgeously written, inventive, and compelling novel.”

– Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure

IN THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG is a haunting, beautifully rendered, exquisitely doomy novel … the story builds inexorably, carried along by its own brand of otherworldly eroticism.


Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES

LOVE IN THE ASYLUM astutely blends realism and magic … A haunting and mystical tale.
 

BOOKLIST

Within the course of a few pages, we're cheering on these fragile souls,hoping that they'll invent a way around the walls and dead ends they've been repeatedly told they have to accept…

WASHINGTON POST BOOKWORLD

I read EVERY VISIBLE THING like I read all Carey's other books, late into the night, loath to put it down even to sleep. And the book has lingered in my imagination ever since I finished it. It is a remarkable feat.

AYELET WALDMAN, author of Love and Treasure

In the Press

THE IRISH TIMES: Island-Hopping Author
IRISH INDEPENDENT: No Woman is an Island
In PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: Irish Tale of Magic and Motherhood
 
 

About the Author

Lisa Carey grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. She attended Boston College; later, while working on her MFA in Writing from Vermont College, she worked as a bookseller at Brookline Booksmith. She went to Ireland to research her first novel, and ended up living there for five years. In 1998 she published her debut, the critically-acclaimed The Mermaids Singing, followed two years later by In The Country of the YoungEvery Visible Thing won a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction and Love in the Asylum won a Massachusetts Book Award. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and optioned for film.

 

She has been awarded fellowships at The Hawthornden Castle Writer’s Retreat, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, The MacDowell Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Ragdale. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and son, and returns to Ireland whenever she can.

 

Contact

For readings, interviews, book clubs and more, please contact:

 

Lisa Carey

lisacareyauthor@gmail.com

Agent

Grainne Fox at Fletcher & Company

Grainne@Fletcherandco.com 

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