Carlo Gébler

'Gébler's pellucid prose style is the perfect instrument with which to probe a reader's heart.' Will Self

Carlo Gébler was born in Dublin in 1954. He graduated in English and related literature at the University of York, and has also studied at the National Film and Television School. He is married with five children, and now lives in Northern Ireland.

Aside from his extensive literary and critical activities and his film work – he has numerous directorial credits to his name – Gébler has worked as a television critic, a columnist and has taught creative writing. He was the writer-in-residence at HMP Maghaberry for 1997-98, and was elected to the Irish equivalent of the French Academy, Aosdána, in 1990. He says that he came to writing early – 'I always scribbled as a child. Incessantly' – something that was probably influenced by the fact that both his parents were writers.


The Eleventh Summer (1985)
August in July (1986)
Work and Play (1987)
Malachy and his Family (1990)
Life of a Drum (1991)
The Cure (1994)
W9 and Other Stories (1996)
How to Murder a Man (1998)

Children's fiction
The TV Genie (1989)
The Witch that Wasn't (1992)
Frozen Out (1998)

Driving Through Cuba (1988)
The Glass Curtain: Inside an Ulster Community (1991)