Keggie Carew won the 2016 Costa Biography Award for her unconventional and acclaimed memoir, Dadland, a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.
Quicksand Tales, published by Canongate in 2019, is ‘a riot of fabulously eccentric autobiographical essays’ from a life characterised by her unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Her forthcoming narrative non-fiction, commissioned by Canongate, will be about our paradoxical relationship with the animal world.
Before writing Keggie’s career was in contemporary art. She lives near Salisbury.
“Carew’s memoir about her father follows a winding, extraordinary path through the thickets of dementia and the jungles of Burma - a thrilling, bloody, educative history of Churchill’s Special Operations Executive … combined ingeniously with a tender, moving, funny portrait of the author’s father.” (Nick Hornby)
“Keggie Carew really has a knack for stepping in it, boy. But the further you wade in with her, the more hilarious, and poignant it all becomes. Quicksand Tales is a tonic for the tortured and cursed.” (Joshua Ferris)
Agent: Patrick Walsh