Bart Kirby Casey
Bart Casey is a writer living in Brattleboro, Vermont. His passion is uncovering great stories from forgotten history – as in his recent books, The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant (2015-6) and Wonder Seekers of Fountaingrove (2018: co-authored with Gaye LeBaron). His new novel coming in May 2019, The Vasasour Macbeth, blends British history of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods with modern-day action and suspense.
Many of Bart’s interests were shaped by growing up in England, majoring in English literature at Harvard, and studying at the University of Vermont for a teaching career. But with no teaching jobs to be had in 1974, Bart abandoned academia for a forty-year career in international direct marketing and advertising – which turned out to be a much better way to pay mortgages and make his children's college tuition payments.
Now writing full-time, Bart is working on a sequel novel to The Vavasour Papers in which the same modern-day characters follow in the footsteps of Byron, Keats and the Shelleys around post-Napoleonic Switzerland and Italy.
Awards and Recognition
- The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant. Kirkus Starred Review and featured in Kirkus Best Books of 2015 and 2016