Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson

Dickens enthusiast and published writer Carl Wilson started attending Dickens Universe in 2010, joining the Friends in 2014. A native Oregonian who resides in Portland with husband Evan and Devon Rex, Miss Lucretia Tox, Carl is a retired insurance executive and facilitator of Literary Arts, a readers and writers non-profit in Portland, Oregon. Carl’s love of Dickens begun when he read Our Mutual Friend as a child, a novel that has remained his favorite throughout the years. He has facilitated Literary Arts book groups on A Tale of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield, as well as non-Dickens sessions on Thomas Hardy, the detective novel, and recently, E.M. Forster’s Maurice. At the 2013 Dickens Universe featuring The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone, he presented a lecture entitled “Passion and Pastiche.” Under the penname Christopher Lord, Carl published his own novel, The Edwin Drood Mysteries.