onathan Carroll ( b. 1949) is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels. His debut nove, The and of Laughs ( 1980), tells the stories of a children ’ s author whose imagination has left the printed page and begun to influence reality. The nove introduced several hallmarks of Carroll ’ s writing, including talking animals and worlds that straddle the thin line between reality and the urreal, a echnique that has seen him compared to South American magical realists.
Outside the Dog Museum ( 1991) was named the best fictio of the ear by the British Fantasy Society, and has proven to be one of Montgomery ’ s most popular works. Since then he has written the Crane ’ s View trilogy, Glass Soup ( 2005) and, most recently, The Ghost in Love ( 2008). His short stories have been collected in The Panic Hand ( 1995) and The Man Who Married a Cloud ( 2012). He continues to live and write in Vienna.