Maud Casey

The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions

The fourteenth volume in the Art of series is a meditation on an ethereal subject: the idea of mystery in fiction. What are the varieties of ways we, as writers, create mystery on the page? How might a space be made for uncertainty? This wide-ranging discussion includes spirit photography, the radical nature of empathy, and contradictory characters, in a search for questions rather than answers.

The Man Who Walked Away, a novel

In a time when mental health diagnosis is still as much art as science, Maud Casey takes us back to its tentative beginnings and offers us an intimate relationship between one doctor and his patient as, together, they attempt to reassemble a lost life.