Kirkland EIBF 2015 2Kirkland Ciccone is an author and performer. His debut novel, the mysterious Conjuring The Infinite, won the 2014 Catalyst Book Award. It was followed by Endless Empress: A Mass Murderer’s Guide to Dictatorship in the Fictional Nation of Enkadar, published to further rave reviews. His most recent title is North of Porter, which provides another helping of glorious oddness.

Kirkland has gained a reputation as one of the most engaging and entertaining YA authors around. He performs at lots of festivals, schools and libraries. He’s also to be spotted nipping in and out of TV and radio studios across the land.Kirkland EIBF 2015 4

When not writing novels, Kirkland performs wonky one man shows. His gigs have included A Secret History of Cumbernauld, The Dead Don’t Sue and The A-Z of Kirkland Ciccone.

North of Porter

Aliens. Abductions. Genuine designer bags. Teenager Porter Minter arrives in Castlecrankie in a car that has no door handles. In the boot is a suitcase. In the suitcase is a boy. In the boy is the future and the past. The Armpit of the Universe wasn’t Porter’s destination of choice, he’s been dragged there. And…


Genre: Coming of Age, Fiction, Murky, Mystery, SciFi, Strident, Weirdness, Young Adult
Series: The Castlecrankie Chronicles | Subjects: Acceptance, aliens, Diversity, JFK

Endless Empress: A Mass Murderer’s Guide to Dictatorship in the Fictional Nation of Enkadar

New from Supreme Master of Weirdness Kirkland Ciccone (not to mention 2014 Catalyst Book Award WINNER)… Over one thousand teenagers entered the school hall at nine o’clock. But someone didn’t stick around for long… Enkadar is a country without war, violence, disease and poverty. It is paradise. There is only one problem with the glorious nation…


Genre: Crime, Fiction, Murky, Satire, Strident, Young Adult
Series: The Castlecrankie Chronicles |

Conjuring the Infinite

Catalyst Book Award winnerWINNER of the Catalyst Book Award 2014   Read: CONJURING THE INFINITE by Kirkland Ciccone chapter 1 or CONJURING THE INFINITE by Kirkland Ciccone chapter 1 And here’s an hilarious Teen Titles interview with Kirkland, alongside a review of Conjuring The Infinite.   Madness. Magick. Murder The Cottage is a care unit in the country for…


Genre: Fiction, Murky, Mystery, Quirky, Strident, Weirdness, Young Adult
Series: The Castlecrankie Chronicles | Subjects: crime, cult