600 Hours of Edward

600 Hours of Edward is a 2009 novel by Craig Lancaster, about Edward, a man with Asperger syndrome. As the title implies, the novel is about six hundred separate hours in Edward's life, as recorded in his journal.


Edward lives a rigidly ordered life in Billings, Montana, which usually culminates in watching an episode of the police procedural drama Dragnet on old VHS tapes every night. Any deviation from this routine upsets him.

Occasionally he meets with a counselor, but he is an unemployed man.

The sequel Edward Adrift follows on where the story leaves off.


  • 2009 Montana Honor Book[1][2][3]
  • 2010 High Plains Award recipient, “Best First Book,” 600 Hours of Edward[2][4][5]


  1. ^ Moore, David, and Simon, Lisa.[1], Reflections West, Year 2, Episode 35, Retrieved on 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Evison, Jonathan.“When We Fell In Love--Craig Lancaster”, Three Guys One Book (3G1B), 3 February 2001, Retrieved on 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ “Montana Book Award Honors 5 Authors”, Billings Gazette, Billings, 6 March 2010, Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ “High Plains Book Award/Previous Winners” Archived 2016-03-14 at the Wayback Machine, Parmly Billings Library, Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  5. ^ “Craig Lancaster”, Billings Gazette, Billings, Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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