Edward Docx

Edward Docx

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Cheshire, England, The United Kingdom



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Edward Docx was born in 1972 in the north of England. He grew up in Cheshire and London. After school, he went to Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature and was Junior Common Room President.

He began his professional writing career working on the national newspapers. In 2003, his first novel, The Calligrapher, was published to widespread acclaim. It was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News as a Best Book of the Year and is now translated into eight languages.

In 2007, his second novel, Pravda (entitled Self Help in the UK), was published; it was long-listed for the Man Booker and went on to win The Geoffrey Faber Prize. In 2003 and then again in 2007, Docx travelled in South America as p

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The Calligrapher
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 438 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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The Devil's Garden
2.95 of 5 stars 2.95 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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A Good Man
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Self Help
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011
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On Death
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008
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“Childhood: it was like trying to chart an entire continent by the brief flare of a firework. Except that you had no idea that this was your only chance to explore for free, and instead you spent the five seconds of precious light gawping at the sky, stuffing treacle into your mouth. And then it went dark again.”
Edward Docx, Pravda

“Half the world is screaming for water and freedom when the other half is ordering cocktails and complaining about the service.”
Edward Docx, Pravda
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“The difference between the Russian character and the Western is that we Russians have learned to live our days in the full knowledge that whatever transpires in the interim, the sun will eventually expand and humanity will be incinerated. It's a way of life precisely opposite to the American Dream. Call is Russian fatalism if you like. But it gives us a sense of perspective, a sense of humor, and perhaps a certain dignity.”
Edward Docx, Pravda

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