Charles Butler (author)

Charles Cadman Butler
Born 25 January 1963 (1963-01-25) (age 48)
Romsey, Hampshire, England
Education University of London , University of York
Occupation Senior lecturer, University of the West of England

Charles Cadman Butler (born 25 January 1963 in Romsey, Hampshire) is an English academic and author of children's fiction.[1]

His most important academic work, Four British fantasists : place and culture in the children's fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper is in 236 libraries according to WorldCat,[2] and has been reviewed in the standard book review sources,[3][4][5] and academic journals,[6][7][8]: Another academic work, Teaching Children's Fiction is in 148 libraries. . And for his fiction: Timon's Tide is his most widely held and reviewed: over 300 libraries & reviews in,,,[9][10][11][12][13][14] Among his other fiction, Death of a ghost , The fetch of Mardy Watt , Calypso dreaming, The Lurkers, are eachl in about 100 libraries and with journal reviews

Butler's works include:

  • Female Replies to Swetnam the Woman-Hater, ed. (Thoemmes, 1995)
  • The Darkling (Orion, 1997)
  • Timon's Tide (Orion, 1998)
  • Calypso Dreaming (HarperCollins, 2002)
  • The Fetch of Mardy Watt (HarperCollins, 2004)
  • Death of a Ghost (HarperCollins, 2006)
  • The Lurkers (Usborne, 2006)
  • Teaching Children's Fiction, ed. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
  • Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones and Susan Cooper (Scarecrow/ChLA, 2006). This book won one of the 2009 Mythopoeic Awards, for Myth and Fantasy Studies.
  • Kiss of Death (Barrington Stoke, 2007)
  • Hand of Blood (Barrington Stoke, 2009)

Butler is the sibling of Martin Butler (composer) and the grandchild of Montagu C. Butler.


  1. ^ "Charles Butler". HarperCollins. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Dec 2006 v44 i4 p645,
  4. ^ School Library Journal Oct 2006 v52 i10 p192
  5. ^ Reference & Research Book News August 2006
  6. ^ Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 32, no. 3 (2007): 273-275,
  7. ^ Children's Literature Annual 2008 v36 p251(6)
  8. ^ Marvels & tales. (Wayne State University Press) 21, no. 1, (2007) 172
  9. ^ Publishers Weekly July 3, 2000
  10. ^ Center for Children's Books Bulletin Sept 2000 v54 p9,
  11. ^ Kirkus Reviews June 1, 2000 v68 p792
  12. ^ School Library Journal June 2000 v46 i6 p142,
  13. ^ School Librarian Summer 1999 v47 p98
  14. ^ Voice of Youth Advocates June 2000 v23 p123

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