Tyler Enfield

Tyler Enfield is an Edmonton-based writer and photographer. He is the author of four novels, including Madder Carmine (Great Plains Publications, 2015), winner of the 2016 High Plains Book Award, and finalist for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Prize. His film, Invisible World (National Film Board of Canada, 2017) was co-written with Madeleine Thien, and winner of three Alberta Screen Awards. Other awards include ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year, New Brunswick Literary Prize for Fiction, and the Moonbeam award. You can learn more about him at TylerEnfield.com.


Carmine Madder, Great Plains Publications, 2015

Madder Carmine is a masterpiece… Enfield’s fever dream of a classical quest is dizzying, poetic and original… a major work that deserves to be celebrated.”
​- High Plains Book Award judges

“Brilliant… mind-bending… in the same frenetic vein as Patrick DeWitt’s genre-bashing novels, Tyler Enfield’s Madder Carmine is a step of above, and vividly beyond.”
– Thomas Trofimuk, author of Waiting for Columbus

“Original and gripping right up to the final page…”
Publishers Weekly