Jonathan Carroll’s Back-List to be Re-Issued!

We are very happy to report that select titles from Jonathan Carroll‘s acclaimed, award-winning backlist are being reissued! In partnerships with JABberwocky Literary Agency, six of Carroll’s titles will be available as eBooks and, in some instances print editions. These six titles are the first in a planned, wider roll-out of the author’s entire catalogue.

The first six titles to be available are as follows…

  • THE LAND OF LAUGHS (Carroll’s renowned debut)
  • TEACHING THE DOG TO READ (a novella)
  • THE CROW’S DINNER (a non-fiction collection

They will all be published this summer, with select print editions to follow.

Jonathan Carroll is the author of more than twenty novels and numerous short stories and novellas. His works have been published in over thirty languages. He is beloved by fellow authors, with Stephen King deeming him “as scary as Hitchcock” and Neil Gaiman counting Carroll as one of his favorite living writers.

THE LAND OF LAUGHS was first published in 1980 — the new edition is due to be published on July 16th. It follows a self-involved writer and a naïve puppeteer on their journey to the small town their favorite author, Marshall France, called home. Their quest to co-write a biography of France is quickly derailed by the sheer oddness of the town—and its striking resemblance to the worlds the author created. The novel is a deft combination of fantasy, speculative fiction, and magical realism, with a few talking dogs thrown in for good measure. It rightfully launched Carroll’s career, establishing him as a singular voice in genre fiction.

‘Jonathan Carroll’s storytelling is a magical dance of imagination and emotion, leaving readers spellbound with every word.’New York Times

‘With each novel, Jonathan Carroll defies expectations and pushes the boundaries of genre, reminding us of the power of storytelling to surprise, challenge, and move us.’Library Journal

‘Carroll’s novels are a masterclass in blending the ordinary with the extraordinary, delivering tales that are both hauntingly surreal and deeply human.’Guardian

‘Carroll’s prose is a symphony of vivid imagery and elegant language, painting landscapes that are as beautiful as they are unsettling.’Publishers Weekly

‘Reading Jonathan Carroll, one thinks of a blind person stroking a drugged tiger—an experience that is sensuous, dreamy, and dangerous all at once. And then, of course, the tiger wakes up.’Bruce Wagner, novelist and screenwriter

Carroll’s latest novel is MR. BREAKFAST, which is out now, published by Melville House.

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