Books by Alice Thomas Ellis

Alice Thomas Ellis, the novelist, editor and columnist, died March 10, 2005, at the age of 72.


PILLARS OF GOLD by Alice Thomas Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Smart, intelligent, near-perfect fiction: always amusing, deeper than it looks."
The latest from Britisher Ellis may not have quite the depth (though it's close) of The 27th Kingdom (1999), but it's got all the same bite, wit, and deft, intellectual allure. Read full book review >
THE SIN EATER by Alice Thomas Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Another Ellis treasure from start to end: the subtlety of James, the comedy of Spark, the penetrating—and the deep, unflinching—eye of Jane Austen."
Britisher Ellis follows Fairy Tale (1998) with another Welsh-set story, this one with less magic of the elfin variety but no diminishment of her own wondrous sort. Read full book review >
FAIRY TALE by Alice Thomas Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Bright, thoughtful fiction that clips along, having both its say and its fun."
Britisher Ellis (Unexplained Laughter, 1987; etc., etc.) offers a sharply amusing present-day retake of, say, A Midsummer Night's Dream—in which people are used by fairies for fairy- reproduction and then are caused to forget all about it. Read full book review >