Gébler, Carlo

Carlo Gébler
Carlo Gébler. Image source Seamus Heany Centre for Poetry

Carlo Gébler was born to the writers Edna O’Brien and Ernest Gébler in Dublin in 1954. He moved to London with his mother in 1958.

His novels include The Eleventh Summer (London, Hamish Hamilton/New York, Dutton 1985); August in July (Hamish Hamilton, 1986); Work and Play (Hamish Hamilton/ New York, Fireside, 1987); Malachy and His Family (Hamish Hamilton, 1990); Life of a Drum (Hamish Hamilton, 1991); The Cure (Hamish Hamilton/New York, Little, Brown & Co. 1994); W.9. & Other Lives (Belfast, Lagan Press 1996/ London & New York, Marion Boyars, 1998); How To Murder a Man (London, Little, Brown & Co. 1998/New York, Marion Boyars Ltd 1999); and The Dead Eight (Dublin, New Island Books, 2011).

He has also written an Autobiography, Father and I: A Memoir (London, Little, Brown, 2000); as well as travel books, including Driving Through Cuba (Hamish Hamilton, 1998); and The Glass Curtain: Inside an Ulster Community (Hamish Hamilton, 1991). He has also written a book of history, The Siege of Derry (Little, Brown & Company, 2005), which gives an account of Derry’s 105-day struggle against the Jacobite army in 1689.

His books for children include Television Genie (Hamish Hamiliton, 1989); and The Witch That Wasn’t (Hamish Hamilton 1990).

He is a member of Aosdána and lives in Enniskillen.


Carlo Gébler at Lagan Press
Carlo Gébler at The National Library of Ireland