Edward Marriott is a writer, psychotherapist and a member of the clinic staff of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. His books include The Lost Tribe (1996), shortlisted for the Thomas Cook travel-book award and the John Llewellyn Rhys memorial prize and described by the Sunday Times as the ‘decade’s best travel book’ and by the Observer as ‘a stunning piece of work’. Wild Shore (2000) was praised by the Guardian as a ‘stirring, capacious tale’ and by the TLS as ‘hugely enjoyable’. The Plague Race, published in 2002, was called ‘highly gripping’ by the Times and ‘all-entrancing’ by the Observer. ‘Compulsively readable’ was how the Good Book Guide described Claude and Madeleine (2005).
He is widely published as a journalist, book reviewer and interviewer for all major British newspapers, is an experienced radio and television broadcaster — with BBC Radio 4 documentaries including My Father the Mountain (1995) and The Mystery of the Affray (1999), and a play, The Captured Enemy (2006). He has worked for the Arts Council initiative Creative Partnerships, which aims to encourage a climate of creativity in schools. In recent years his writing has focused on areas relating to psychoanalysis.