Carlo Gébler was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in London. He now lives outside Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
He is the author of several novels including The Eleventh Summer, The Cure, How to Murder a Man, A Good Day for A Dog and The Dead Eight (shortlisted for the Kerry Irish Fiction Prize), the short story collection W.9. & Other Lives, and several works of non-fiction including the memoirs Father & I and Confessions of a Catastrophist and the narrative history, The Siege of Derry. He has also written travel books, novels for children and plays for both radio and the stage, including Dance of Death (1998), an adaptation of Strindberg’s play cycle produced at the Tricycle Theatre, London, 10 Rounds which (short listed for the Ewart-Biggs Prize), Henry & Harriet, a site specific drama commissioned by Kabosh Theatre for the Belfast Cathedral Arts Festival, and Charles & Mary a play for BBC Radio 3 about the lives of the brother and sister who wrote the classic children’s introduction to Shakespeare, Tales from Shakespeare. He has also written the libretto for several operas, a weekly column for the Belfast Telegraph for several years and reviewed widely.