Tracy Carns of Overlook has acquired US rights to Edward Carey’s acclaimed IREMONGER TRILOGY. Chosen as a Book of the Year by Booker 2013 winner, Eleanor Catton, the first title in the trilogy, HEAP HOUSE, will be published by Overlook in the US in October 2014 and will include cover images, endpapers and character portraits by its multi-talented author.
Tracy Carns says: “I’m absolutely delighted to be the US publisher of The IREMONGER TRILOGY and among the team of publishers around the world that Isobel is putting together for the darkly brilliant, stunningly talented writer/illustrator Edward Carey. As the publisher of Mervyn Peake, Overlook feels like a particularly apt fit for Clod Iremonger and the rest of Edward’s eccentric and extraordinary Heap House world.”
Edward Carey says: “I am so thrilled to be published by Overlook, the American home of Mervyn Peake and of Walter Moers, two genius writer-illustrators who've inspired me for years. (Overlook's edition of the final part of the Titus books, is so beautiful, they designed it so extraordinarily it looked as if Peake himself had done the cover.) I'm enormously happy that Overlook is taking on the Iremongers, I know they're going to love their new home.”
Isobel Dixon says: “Edward has created an exceptional world and characters readers completely fall in love with. Tracy knows just how to publish this special series and bring it to an eager American readership – I can’t wait for its autumn publication!”
Edward Carey lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two children.
Praise for HEAP HOUSE:
‘Edward Carey's HEAP HOUSE-- delightful, eccentric, heartfelt, surprising, philosophical, everything that a novel for children should be.’ – Eleanor Catton, author of THE LUMINARIES
‘IREMONGER torques and tempers our memories of Dickensian London into a singularly jaunty and creepy tale of agreeable misfits. Read it by gas lamp, with a glass of absinthe at your wrist and a fireplace poker by your knee. ’ -- Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED
'I cannot recommend HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey enough. The best book of its kind since GORMENGHAST (& more exciting)' – Gregory Norminton
‘Fabulously strange and in the tradition of Mervyn Peake... Astonishing and inventive, it calls out to be read.' – Sunday Times Best Children’s Books of 2013