(b. 1972) is a British writer. His first novel, The Calligrapher
was published in 2003.
Docx was born in 1972, and educated at St Bede's College, Manchester
and Christ's College, Cambridge
. At Christ's he read English Literature and was also president of the Junior Common Room
Docx has worked on newspapers and in television but is now primarily a writer of fiction. His first novel, The Calligrapher
, was published by 4th Estate
in 2003, and was well-received by many critics. For example, The Boston Globe
described it as "...a delight, a witty, deftly written, honest comedy of manners".
Docx's second novel Self Help
was published in July 2007 by Picador, and was longlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize
. Docx won the 2007 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
for the novel, which was published as Pravda
in the United States.
In 2008 his short story A Good Man
was published in the 'Picador
His most recent novel, "The Devil's Garden," was published in April 2011.
His website is www.edwarddocx.com