Charles Lambert

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: Born in England, Charles lives in Fondi, near Rome, working as a university teacher and freelance editor. He is the author of the novels LITTLE MONSTERS and ANY HUMAN FACE (Picador) and the short story collection THE SCENT OF CINNAMON (Salt). His work is included in THE BEST OF BRITISH SHORT STORIES 2013 (Salt) and he has won an O. Henry Award and other short story prizes.

THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER and WITH A ZERO AT ITS HEART were published in 2014 by Exhibit A and The Friday Project respectively.  His novella THE SLAVE HOUSE is available from Kindle Singles.

'Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn. … He pulls out the deepest-held emotions of his characters - love and desire and loneliness and hope - until they ripple across the page, and the reader feels them too.' -- Hannah Tinti

'Charles Lambert could one day attain classic status.' -- Maggie Gee

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THE CHILDREN'S HOME Literary fiction, 217 pages Scribner US, Aardvark Bureau UK, Jan 2016 Morgan is a shockingly disfigured recluse who never leaves the country mansion he is heir to.  But his solitary existence is disturbed when a young boy and girl arrive in the house, as if from nowhere. As the cluster of strangely wise children explore the corridors and abandoned rooms of the house, they reveal to Morgan a cabinet of curiosities – and bitter secrets of his own life.  'A one-of-a-kind literary horror story.’ – Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

THE CHILDREN'S HOME

Literary fiction, 217 pages
Scribner US, Aardvark Bureau UK, Jan 2016

Morgan is a shockingly disfigured recluse who never leaves the country mansion he is heir to.  But his solitary existence is disturbed when a young boy and girl arrive in the house, as if from nowhere. As the cluster of strangely wise children explore the corridors and abandoned rooms of the house, they reveal to Morgan a cabinet of curiosities – and bitter secrets of his own life. 

'A one-of-a-kind literary horror story.’ – Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER Literary suspense, 336 pages  Exhibit A   Filmic literary suspense, for fans of Le Carré & William Boyd. Helen is with her lover in a Rome hotel when her Italian politician husband is assassinated. Now who can anyone trust?   

THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER

Literary suspense, 336 pages 
Exhibit A
 

Filmic literary suspense, for fans of Le Carré & William Boyd. Helen is with her lover in a Rome hotel when her Italian politician husband is assassinated. Now who can anyone trust? 

 

WITH A ZERO AT ITS HEART Short stories, 30,000 words. The Friday Project - 2014.   24 themed chapters. Each with 10 numbered paragraphs. Each paragraph with precisely 120 words. The sum of a life. In his beautiful and haunting new book, Charles Lambert explores the fragmentary nature of memory, how the piecing together of short recollections can reveal a greater narrative..

WITH A ZERO AT ITS HEART

Short stories, 30,000 words.
The Friday Project - 2014.

 

24 themed chapters. Each with 10 numbered paragraphs. Each paragraph with precisely 120 words. The sum of a life. In his beautiful and haunting new book, Charles Lambert explores the fragmentary nature of memory, how the piecing together of short recollections can reveal a greater narrative..

LITTLE MONSTERS Literary fiction, 287 pages  Picador - February 2008 "When I was 13, my father killed my mother" - this first line throws the reader into Carol Foxe's world, in which to survive is to find a way to be invisible. 'Sharp like sherbet, poignant and gripping.' -- Griff Rhys Jones

LITTLE MONSTERS

Literary fiction, 287 pages 
Picador - February 2008

"When I was 13, my father killed my mother" - this first line throws the reader into Carol Foxe's world, in which to survive is to find a way to be invisible.

'Sharp like sherbet, poignant and gripping.' -- Griff Rhys Jones