Biography

Anthony C. Winkler

Anthony C. Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1942 and is widely recognized as one of the island’s finest exports. After being expelled from Cornwall College for refusing to submit to corporal punishment (which entailed being beaten with a cane), he eventually made his way to California where he attended Citrus College and California State University, earning a BA and MA in English. His first published novel, THE PAINTED CANOE (1984), received critical acclaim and was followed by THE LUNATIC (1987), THE GREAT YACHT RACE (1992), THE DUPPY (1997), CROCODILE (2009), DOG WAR (2007), GOD CARLOS (2012), and THE FAMILY MANSION (2013), among others. TRUST THE DARKNESS: My Life as a Writer, his autobiography, was published in 2008. His writing credits also include film scripts and plays. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Cathy.

Anthony C. Winkler

Books by Anthony C. Winkler

by Anthony C. Winkler - Fiction, Historical Fiction

THE FAMILY MANSION tells the story of Hartley Fudges, whose personal destiny unfolds against the backdrop of 19th-century British culture, a time when English society was based upon the strictest subordination and stratification of the classes. Hartley's decision to migrate to Jamaica at the age of 23 seems sensible at first, but for all of its fabulous wealth, Jamaica was a difficult and inhospitable place for an immigrant.